Snow storm cancels, delays several DC flights

Flights cancelled due to winter storm

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Several flights leaving from and arriving to the area Tuesday and Wednesday morning have already been canceled or delayed.

Airlines have canceled more than 5,000 flights nationwide, according to USA Today. Most of the flights are to and from New York and Boston.

According to Flightaware, there are mostly delays at D.C.-area airports, with the average delay being 47 minutes. But the cancelations keep coming in.

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Officials say we will see the number of canceled flights continue to increase Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. It's not just because of the weather here, but also everywhere else. Several major airports are stuck in this storm's path.

Southwest Airlines said it plans to ground Northeast flights Tuesday. Several other major airline carriers are expected to do the same.

"I was originally supposed to leave after the work day but I thought that is cutting it close," said Eran Friedman who is traveling to Austin for a work event he cannot miss.

"I decided to move my flight to this morning just to be safe," said Friedman.

RELATED: More than 5,000 flights canceled through Tuesday

If you are flying out over the next few days, make sure to check with your airline carrier. Many carriers have announcing they are waiving the fees to change flights.

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