Northeastern blizzard curtails Triangle air travel

The Triangle may see a few snow flurries mixed with rain showers early Tuesday as overnight temperatures flirt with freezing, but the main weather-related travel problems will take place at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Airlines were canceling flights in and out of major northeastern hubs Monday in anticipation of a monster winter storm expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine.

At 6 p.m. Monday, the travel-tracking website reported 77 canceled flights at RDU – including most of the scheduled flights to or from Boston, Philadelphia and the three major New York-area airports – and 38 delayed flights.

More cancellations are expected Tuesday. Passengers should check with their airlines for flight status updates. Some airlines were waiving fees associated with re-booking flights.

At home, skies are forecast to be mostly sunny Tuesday with a high temperature in the low 40s followed by a clear, cold night with lows in the mid-20s.

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