Winter storm in Northeast cancels flights at Sarasota Bradenton, Tampa airports

March 3, 2014 

BRADENTON/SARASOTA, 3/18/04--A jet comes in for landing at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.--photo by Tiffany Tompkins/d


Another winter storm in snowbird country means more cancelled flights at airports in Bradenton-Sarasota and Tampa.

As of noon, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport was listing as cancelled Monday flights scheduled to arrive from New York and Washington, D.C., and subsequent departures to the two cities Airlines affected were Jet Blue and US Airways.

Tampa International Airport was also affected by the storm heading towards the Northeast.

Early Monday, TIA saw 18 outbound flights canceled and 20 inbound flights canceled. Dozens of flights also are expected to be delayed.

Airlines canceled nearly 2,300 flights Monday as the latest winter storm hit the U.S. East Coast.

The hardest hit cities were Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. All flights into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport have been halted.

The wintry precipitation ramped up Sunday, bringing a mix of freezing rain and heavy snow to central and eastern states. Authorities warned of possible power outages from the weather that could affect millions.

Bay News 9 and the Associated Press contributed to this story.

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