Travelers who had flights booked at Orlando International Airport, had to deal with the spring nor’easter AKA “Winter Storm Toby.” OIA had to cancel over 159 flights by Wednesday afternoon according to Orlando International Airport.
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority officials have reported that 74 arriving flights from the Midwest and Northeast U.S. were canceled and 85 departing flights to areas impacted by Toby were canceled. More than 97 flights were delayed.
OIA is encouraging passengers to contact their airlines before leaving their homes or hotels for more information and to plan on “packing patience.”
To the north, residents and travelers are already seeing the effects of the spring nor’easter hitting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S.
Power outages are possible throughout the Northeast, with gusts blowing up to 35 mph. Much of the snow and sleet is predicted to fall on New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania before moving on toward Cape Cod.
The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says air travel in the New York City area will be “severely, severely affected by this storm.”
Rick Cotton said at midmorning Wednesday that LaGuardia Airport had about 75 percent of its flights canceled. Newark Liberty and Kennedy were severely hampered as well, and the situation is expected to worsen throughout the day.