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Mississippi travelers urged to check flights as fearsome storm batters Northeast

Flying out of Mississippi to the blizzard-battered Northeast or making a connecting flight on the region?

It's frightful up there.

The Beast in the East.

Check with your airline before heading to the airport, advises Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.

The winter storm of historic proportions has caused major delays and cancellations of flights across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The entire region is under a state of emergency.

More than 5,800 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled, and many of them may not take off again until Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

All flights from Jackson are expected to depart as scheduled, however.

The National Weather Service is predicting the Northeast will see one to three feet of snow accompanied by winds gusting to 40 mph. Visibility will be very low. Large drifting snow is likely as the high-impact blizzard continues through Tuesday night.

Go to iflyjackson.com for updated information on arriving and departing flights from Jackson Medgar Evers.

Snow was blowing sideways with ever-increasing intensity in New York City by mid afternoon Monday as flurries began in Boston. Forecasters said the brunt of the blizzard would hit Monday evening and into Tuesday.



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