Canada Flights cancelled ahead of winter storm

14:07  13 march  2018
14:07  13 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Airlines cancelled flights in anticipation of an intense winter storm that edged into the Maritimes Tuesday with expected heavy snow, high winds and pounding surf in coastal areas.

Richmond International Airport says they have canceled several flights on Monday and dozens more on Tuesday as a winter storm approaches. Nationally, more than 3,000 flights were anticipated to be canceled because of the storm .

HALIFAX - Airlines have already cancelled flights ahead of an intense winter storm that's expected to bring heavy snow, high winds and pounding surf to Atlantic Canada.

Environment Canada has issued a slew of warnings for the Maritime provinces, with up to 25 centimetres of snow expected in some areas starting late Tuesday afternoon and persisting into Wednesday.

The national weather forecaster was also predicting potentially damaging high winds that could gust up to 110 kilometres an hour in Nova Scotia.

Higher than normal water levels and pounding surf could also cause flooding in coastal areas during high tide.

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American, Delta and Southwest are waiving change fees ahead of the storm . Airlines have canceled hundreds of flights as a powerful winter storm climbs upthe East Coast.

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of flights have already been canceled for Chicago’s airports. 750 flights are canceled at O’Hare Airport, another 245 at Midway Airport. Travel nightmare: Winter storm wipes out thousands of flights .

Cancellations at Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Fredericton International Airport were already piling up Tuesday morning, hours before the first snowflake fell.

The Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick to P.E.I. also warned of possible restrictions on traffic later Tuesday.

Nova Scotia Power had set up an emergency operations centre on Monday evening, warning customers to prepare for power outages.

The centre is used to co-ordinate power outage restoration and to liaise with the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office.

The utility says powerline crews and forestry teams have been positioned across the province.

The storm is the third winter wallop to hit the Maritimes in as many days.

Environment Canada was also calling for high winds gusting up to 100 kilometres an hour in Newfoundland on Wednesday.

Schools closed with winter storm warning on for most of P.E.I. .
With strong winds blowing and snow expected to start around noon Thursday, public schools on P.E.I. are closed for the day. ​ Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Queens and Kings counties, with 20 centimetres of snow expected to fall by Friday morning, most of it by midnight. Snowfall will be lighter in Prince County, with 10 to 15 centimetres forecast. The heaviest snow will fall in the early afternoon, until about 5 p.m. It will continue until about midnight, when it will taper off to flurries.

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