Airlines, including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, have cancelled over 2,500 flights as the northeast US braces itself for yet another winter storm.
Nemo has already led to the cancellation of 2,663 flights for today (Friday) and the disruption is expected to continue into the weekend.
British Airways has cancelled all flights to and from London and New York and Boston, except for two early morning services from JFK and from Logan back to Heathrow which it hopes will operate.
Virgin has cancelled all Boston flights but is planning to operate most of its New York services today and some tomorrow.
"We are advising passengers to check Flight Status on our website for the latest information on all our flight schedules before travelling to the airport," it said.
According to FlightStats, the following cancellations have been confirmed at US airports:
648 flights at Newark Liberty International Airport
605 flights at LaGuardia Airport
512 flights at ohn F. Kennedy International Airport
514 flights at Logan International Airport
229 flights at O'Hare International Airport
122 flights at Washington Dulles International Airport
116 flights at Philadelphia International Airport
The National Weather Service said the storm could be "potentially historic" bringing the heaviest snowfall for some cities in a century.
It is caused by a combination of two weather systems from the polar and subtropical jet streams.
Weather warnings have been declared from New Jersey to Maine as winds are forecast to reach up to 35mph, with stronger hurricane gusts.
New York and other parts of the northeast are still recovering from the impact of Sandy, a major winter storm which caused major damage in October and left thousands without power for several days.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city was prepared for the latest storm and issued a severe weather advisory, urging the public not to drive unless absolutely necessary.
by Bev Fearis
Friday, February 8, 2013