Last updated: 11:41 AM ET, Fri February 05 2016

Winter Storm Lexi Impacts Travel in Northeast

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | February 05, 2016

Winter Storm Lexi Impacts Travel in Northeast

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As the Northeast continues to rebound from Winter Storm Jonas, another storm is dumping snow on the region and is causing delays and cancellations in New York City and Boston.

Dubbed Winter Storm Lexi, is reporting the poorly timed storm has already caused havoc on roads during rush-hour traffic. Areas like Maine, Washington D.C. Baltimore, Philadelphia and others are getting small amounts of snow, but the region from New York City past Boston is expected to get the most accumulative snowfall, with around 7.7 million people impacted by the storm.

According to, 13 percent of the flights from LaGuardia Airport in New York were canceled due to the storm, while Boston’s Logan International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport had 10 and five percent of their flights canceled, respectively.

READ MORE: Travel Agents Share Tips for Dealing With Winter Storm Delays

Combined, there were 160 cancellations from the three mentioned airports as of 9 a.m. ET.

Many carriers in the region understand the volatile nature of winters in the Northeast, and while policies vary depending on which airline you use, most allow customers to switch bookings for no extra charge in these situations.

The forecast is reporting New York City should see the snow stop by midday Friday, and the storm will come to a halt in southeast New England by late Friday afternoon or early evening.


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