New winter storm affecting Sarasota Bradenton, Tampa airports

February 11, 2014 

Another big winter storm is sweeping across the Southeast today.

And while ice and snow won't come close to the Bay area, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Tampa International Airport is being affected.

At SRQ, only one flight was listed as canceled as of just before 9 a.m.: An 11:15 a.m. US Airways flight arriving from Charlotte, N.C. Flights to and from Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and other cities were listed as on time.

Eleven flights into and out of Tampa were canceled or delayed early Tuesday, mostly to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the Northeast. Airport officials are advising travelers to contact their airlines before heading to the airport.

All together, more than 500 Delta flights with Atlanta connections had been canceled by early today, and passengers traveling through several Southeastern states between Tuesday and Thursday were offered a chance to make free one-time changes to their itineraries.

With snow and freezing weather forecast to hit much of the Southeast on Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for nearly a third of the state,

Many people were skeptical the state would be better prepared than it was last month when a few inches of snow shut down the Atlanta area. In fact, power crews were being brought in from Tampa Electric to the Atlanta area in advance of expected power outages.

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