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RDU may be fine, but snow storm still delays, cancel flights

Storm brings snow to places on East Coast that haven't seen it in years

A large winter storm hit the Carolinas to Maine, dumping snow in areas that haven't seen it in decades. Thursday, some could also see freezing cold temperatures and strong winds. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in effect.
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A large winter storm hit the Carolinas to Maine, dumping snow in areas that haven't seen it in decades. Thursday, some could also see freezing cold temperatures and strong winds. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in effect.

Wednesday night’s snow storm had little effect on Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where the runways and taxiways are all open.

But there will likely be numerous flight delays and cancellations at RDU because of problems in other cities. The airport urges people to check with their airline to make sure their flights are still on schedule.

As the storm moves up the East Coast, it is expected to bring heavy snow to cities including Philadelphia, Newark and New York. Boston is under a blizzard warning until 7 p.m. Thursday.

Not only could flights between RDU and cities in the Northeast be delayed or canceled, but flights elsewhere could be affected by planes stuck on the ground elsewhere.

To check the status of flights at RDU, go to www.rdu.com/airline-information/flight-status/.

Richard Stradling: 919-829-4739, @RStradling

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