Ithaca, N.Y. — Ithaca may be getting spared the brunt of Monday’s “historic” snowstorm, but six flights into and out of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport have already been canceled.
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The canceled flights are: 3 that were scheduled to arrive from Newark, NJ, at 11:23 a.m., 5:47 p.m. and 9:42 p.m. Additionally, two scheduled Ithaca flights scheduled to fly to Newark at 10:41 a.m. and 6:12 p.m. — and a third to Philadelphia at 11:46 a.m. — have also been nixed.
The cancellations aren’t just happening locally. USA Today reports:
Airlines reacted to a major snowstorm that’s expected to wallop parts of the Northeast by cancelling more than 3,550 flights — a move that came even before the first snowflakes began falling the region …
As of 6:15 a.m. ET, airlines had grounded 1,851 flights for Monday and another 1,707 for Tuesday, according to FlightAware. Most of those cancellations were made Sunday evening. And even for Wednesday, nearly 20 flights have been grounded in the Northeast in anticipation of the storm.
One to two feet of snow are expected to hit the New York City area, according to The New York Times, and travel is expected to be tricky throughout the Northeast.
The good news, according to Mark Anbinder at 14850.com, is that “Airlines serving the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport have all issued exception notices saying they’ll waive change fees for affected travelers.”
The latest forecasts call for Ithaca to get a little less than three inches of snow throughout the storm.
Here’s the latest briefing from this morning from the National Weather Service: