This weekend has already experienced weather-related travel delays and now, blizzard conditions are expected for the Northeast. According to CNN.com, this weekend could mark one of the most severe winter storms in history. The Southeast will also be impacted by this storm as ice accumulations are expected, making driving conditions nearly impossible. An area covering parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky, and one including northeast Georgia, the Carolinas and parts of Virginia could be hit hard by an ice storm. Flights have already been cancelled that were scheduled to depart or arrive Saturday at Philadelphia International Airport and some forecasters are considering the storm “potentially life-threatening”.
According to the flight tracking website flightaware.com, more than 5,200 flights across the country scheduled for Friday and Saturday were canceled.
As of this Friday morning, blizzard warnings are in effect for Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, and watches were in place in nearby areas — covering nearly 30 million people.
The National Weather Service is calling the storm a Nor’Easter with 7-12 inches of snow expected there in addition to 50 mile per hour winds.
The Washington area could see about 24 inches of snow from Friday evening through Saturday, with potentially 28-mph winds (and gusts up to 38 mph), making for poor visibility. The nation’s capital hasn’t seen too many snowfalls of more than 17 inches in 130 years.
Despite the severe weather conditions Fellowship Fleet Limousine and Bus Company will be up and running across the country this weekend. If you must travel and your flight is cancelled, chauffeured ground transportation is available. You can make reservations here on our website or you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-922-5037.