Winter Storms in Other States Could Impact Holiday Travel in Minnesota

Posted at: 11/25/2013 10:20 PM
Updated at: 11/25/2013 10:38 PM
By: Tim Sherno

A major winter weather system moving up the East Coast will likely cause problems for Thanksgiving travelers departing Minnesota as well as those for whom Minnesota is their destination.

Melissa Scovronski is a spokesperson for Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. She says weather in other parts of the county will cause problems locally, "We won't have much weather as far as us getting off the ground here in this area, however there's always a domino effect."

As the sprawling storm moves across the county, airports in East Coast cities are bracing for impact as far south at Atlanta, a major hub for Delta Airlines. Scovronski says what happens in Atlanta doesn't stay in Atlanta, "Delta is 78 percent of our traffic."

The storm is expected to turn north and push up along the coast affecting cities including Washington D.C., New York and Boston. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says if your holiday plans include driving, if you should find easily passable roads as far east as the Windy City, "Chicago going to Detroit could have some snow in Detroit. I think that could slow things down. Much of lower Michigan is going to have some snow.

Airport officials say even though we may have clear weather here, if you're traveling in the next few days check to make sure your flight hasn't been cancelled.