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UPDATED: American cancels Jackson-to-Charlotte flights as massive blizzard arrives

Winter weather conditions have already begun to impact flights to and from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.

Weather conditions are likely to cause system disruptions throughout the weekend. American Air Lines reports all flights serving Jackson to and from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport have been cancelled for Friday.   Passengers are advised to contact their airlines directly to monitor any changes to their travel itineraries. Also, American Air Lines Flight #5359 from Ronald Reagan National Airport (Washington, D.C.) to Jackson has been cancelled for Friday.

Links to airline reservation systems and flight status information are available at IFLYJACKSON.COM

As of early Thursday afternoon, more than 76 million people – or roughly one in every four Americans – were covered by either a blizzard watch, blizzard warning, winter storm watch, winter storm warning, winter weather advisory, or freezing rain advisory from Kansas to the Carolinas to the New York City area, the Weather Channel reported.

The Weather Channel said many of the largest cities in the Northeast – Washington D.C.BaltimorePhiladelphia, and New York – will be significantly impacted by this storm with heavy snow and strong winds, bringing travel to a grinding halt, between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Winter storm warnings are posted from the Carolinas to the Appalachians, Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley, Mid-South as far west as central Arkansas. Among the many cities included in warnings are Raleigh, Charlotte, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis and Little Rock.



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