Skip to main content

Winter storm cancels dozens of flights from MSP to the East Coast

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

If you're planning on heading out to the East Coast this weekend, better check your flight status.

Thousands of flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Charlotte and other cities near the coast have been cancelled, according to FlightAware.

Even more have been delayed, including several from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, because of "Winter Storm Jonas."

https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/690278458203738112

FlightAware says more than 30 flights from Minneapolis were cancelled Friday. More than 20 have already been cancelled for Saturday.

https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/690595586320371713

WCCO says MSP was busy Friday morning as travelers tried to hop a plane before the storm. However, the station says many people will be stuck in the Twin Cities for at least a night while they wait for another flight.

https://twitter.com/AshleyRobertsTV/status/690544645193924608

Flights to Memphis, Nashville, Washington and Raleigh were among those cancelled, according to the station.

Jonas is expected to hit up to 15 states, the Weather Channel reports, with some regions getting one to two feet of snow.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/690596404096569344

https://twitter.com/Flack4RIC/status/690632635392069636

https://twitter.com/Chris___Kerr/status/690617463998930944

According to CNN, this could be the biggest storm to ever hit the nation's capital.

In addition to heavy snow, storm Jonas is expected to bring dangerous ice, wind gusts up to 80 miles-per-hour, flooding and power outages this weekend, the Weather Channel says.

You can check the status of your flight out of MSP here.

Next Up

covid test 6

You can order 4 free at-home COVID tests starting January 19

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

Screen Shot 2022-01-17 at 9.39.38 PM

Jordan Greenway runs into Darcy Kuemper, sparks fight

Kuemper got knocked out of the game, leading to the brawl.

Kirill Kaprizov

MacKinnon's controversial goal helps Avalanche top Wild

Kirill Kaprizov's two goals were spoiled by a questionable call.

powell itasca jail jan 2022 resize

Attorney accused of sex assault misses hearing, DMs judge

He was arrested the next day after a warrant was issued,

lorie shaull vulcan snow park st paul winter carnival 2018

Winter Carnival: Get vaccinated or test negative before coming

Organizers are also reminding people to be mindful of the city's emergency regulations.

hospital, emergency room

Driver, 15 years old, hurt when car collides with SUV

The road was wet at the time, the State Patrol said.

Related

MSP Airport cancels flights as Hurricane Sandy churns toward East Coast

As of 4 a.m. Monday, about 40 flights had been canceled from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to East Coast destinations including Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., WCCO reports. Hurricane Sandy's widespread effects could create 12-foot waves on Lake Superior, the AP reports. The hurricane is on a path to make landfall in New Jersey late Monday or early Tuesday.