Almost half of Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s daily flights were canceled Tuesday as a snowstorm plastered the Northeast and closed airports there.
RDU Spokesman Andrew Sawyer said airlines had told officials they were scrubbing 170 of the airport’s approximately 400 daily inbound and outbound flights.
Flights to cities to the west and south were expected to be on time unless they depend on an incoming plane from one of the closed airports, Sawyer said.
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The website Flightaware.com showed that more that 4,900 flights had been canceled Tuesday at airports in New York, Boston, Washington and Philadelphia.
Flights into and out of Toronto were being affected, too.
The schedule on RDU’s website showed that airlines still hoped to be able to get flights into Washington by afternoon.