Flight cancellations begin as heavy snow buries northwest – Thelocalreport.in

SEATTLE (NewsNation) — A major winter storm is expected to disrupt travel for millions of vacationing travelers, with hundreds of cancellations and delays already impacting airports across the country.

As of 6 a.m. Tuesday, more than 400 flights have been canceled and nearly 300 flights delayed, according to informed flight


A winter storm warning with very cold temperatures has been issued for the city of Seattle and much of western Washington through Tuesday.

Heavy snowfall Monday night prompted the city of Seattle to send out an alert urging people to avoid traveling Tuesday if possible, informing them that emergency shelters were open.

Officials said the heaviest snow will fall on Tuesday. Snow in the mountains could continue through Wednesday.

The weather service said people should plan for difficult trips with potentially dangerous conditions. Heavy snowfall, poor visibility and blackout conditions prompted officials to tweet that the Washington State Patrol would enforce the vehicle chain requirements.

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