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Snowmaggedon: Travel Interrupted as Mid-Atlantic, Midwest Brace for Major Storms

Locations in this article:  Baltimore, MD Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA

SnowmaggedonJust as airports were getting back on schedule, another snowstorm is set to dump even more snow today and Wednesday, canceling flights and causing delays across the country.

Residents of the mid-Atlantic states are still digging out of the three feet of snow that fell over the weekend.

Keep reading to find out which airports are seeing the most cancellations and delays.

Meteorologists say the storm will likely hit the eastern seaboard the hardest, with New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. expected to get 10 to 20 inches of snow. Airports in the region are anticipating major disruptions.

American Airlines has canceled around 200 flights; Delta Air Lines has canceled 375 flights; United Airlines has canceled nearly 800 flights.

Snow winter sceneThe latest storm is also expected to drop as much as 13 inches of snow on Chicago. As a result, more than 500 flights at O’Hare and Midway International Airports have already been canceled.

Southwest Airlines has reportedly canceled all flights departing from Midway between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Southwest has also canceled the majority of flights at Baltimore/Washington and Washington Dulles airports through midday Wednesday.

Because so many major hubs will likely be affected by the storm, travelers across the country, even in areas with fair weather, could experience some delays.

Most carriers, including American, Continental, Delta, Southwest and United, are waiving change fees for those passengers in the path of the storm.

Getting around on the ground won’t be any easier. Many cities in Ohio have announced emergency snow driving rules, encouraging citizens to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Buses and trains on the East coast have also reported running limited service. In New York, schools have already been closed on Wednesday due to snow.

By Dan Bence for

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