Thousands of Flights Are Already Canceled Because of Winter Storm Stella

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Richmond International Airport says they have canceled several flights on Monday and dozens more on Tuesday as a winter storm approaches. There were 217 cancelled flights out of Chicago-O'Hare International airport, FlightAware said. On its website, Flight Aware reports there have been 5,003 delays and 2,056 flight cancellations on Monday. That flight, along with more than a thousand other arrivals and departures at Philadelphia International Airport, has been cancelled.

Many airlines have already taken precautions to ground flights scheduled for Tuesday at some airports.

American Airlines Flight 3401 to Chicago, scheduled to depart at 8:40 a.m.

Looks like we'll be buried by 6 p.m. on Tues. Upstate New York is "poised for one of the biggest winter storms in recent memory", according to Finger Lakes Weather. Poor weather could extend into early Wednesday at some New England airports.

The major airlines are waiving ticket-change fees that range up to $200 for customers who want to change their travel plans.

American Airlines: Depending on the airport, passengers traveling to or from affected cities can change their flights to March 15 or March 17 without a fee.

Forecasters are calling for up to two feet of snow along the nation's Northeast Corridor, from Washington D.C.to Northern New England. "However, extensive blowing and drifting snow will also occur as far west as western Maryland and eastern West Virginia", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski told USA Today on Monday.

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