Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates:United Airlines updated information for customers disrupted by the winter storm currently impacting the East Coast.
Intensifying storm, heavy snow accumulation increases operational delays and cancellations at Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty Airport and surrounding airports. Customers with mid-Atlantic and Northeast travel should expect delays and cancellations
Blizzard warnings remain in effect into Saturday night for more than 35 million people from northern Virginia to Cape Cod, including Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.
Due to severe weather and heavy snow accumulation at our hubs at Dulles International Airport near Washington, Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. and at other airports throughout the region, the company is planning for extended operational delays and cancellations.
Total snow accumulations of 16 to 30 inches are expected with some 30-36 inch totals well north and west of the District. 20-30 inches totals will be most common in the immediate metro region. Totals in the 12-20 inch range are most likely near the Bay into Southern Maryland.
United will not operate Saturday and Sunday service at Dulles and other Washington metro area airports and expects to gradually resume service on Monday. The airline plans to start very limited operations on Sunday afternoon at its Newark Liberty Airport hub and other New York City metro area airports.
Snow totals have topped 30 inches in at least four states as Winter Storm Jonas continues to hammer parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Airlines all over the country to cancel more than 5,000 flights for Friday and Saturday.