Some TIA flights affected by snow in Northeast

With Northeastern cities like Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia expecting 1-2 feet of snow, local airports are preparing for some disruption in service.

“As of 8:30 this morning, 24 arrivals or departures were canceled or delayed due to the anticipated weather conditions in the Northeast,” said Brenda Geoghagan, spokeswoman for Tampa International Airport.

But the disrupted flights are only a small percentage of the more than 500 flights a day out of TIA, Geoghagan said, and most flights should not be affected.

All decisions to cancel a flight are up to the individual airlines, she said.

For up to date information on fight cancellations or delays, check out the airport Web site,

There had been no cancellations or delays at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport as of 10 a.m. today.

“I haven’t see any delays right now,” airport president and CEO Rick Piccolo said, “but I don’t know how that’s going to hold up later today.”

Piccolo said he does expect some delays because of the weather.

Check the airport Web site at