Winter storm causing flight delays, cancellations in Columbia

January 2, 2014 

Winter Weather New York

A woman pulls her suitcase across the snow covered road as she heads towards the terminal at Albany International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Colonie, N.Y. Up to 5 inches of snow already had fallen in eastern New York by Thursday morning, but the National Weather Service said some areas from Buffalo to Albany could get a total of up to 14 inches by the time the coastal storm moved out Friday morning.


— Winter Storm Hercules in the Midwest and East Coast was causing some backups at Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Thursday, officials said.

Three arriving flights have been cancelled – United Airlines flights from Chicago and Washington, and a Delta flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

At least two departing flights also were cancelled, a United flight to Washington, D.C., and a US Airways flight to Philadelphia.

Some departing flights were delayed including Delta flights to Detroit and Atlanta and a United flight to Washington, D.C.

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Jeff Wilkinson

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