Northeast storm causes flight cancellations and delays in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A late-season storm in the Northeast has caused hundreds of flights to be either cancelled or delayed at airports across the country, including in South Florida.

As of noon, Tuesday, the powerful nor’easter grounded more than 6,000 flights across the country.

The worst of the effects were being felt at airports in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia and the D.C. area.

Here in South Florida, hundreds of passengers were feeling the frustration.

By noon, there were 109 flight cancellations and four delays at Miami International Airport. At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, there were 39 delays and 32 cancellations as of 8:30 a.m., Wednesday.

However, these numbers may change. Officials advise those traveling to call their airline directly to get their flight status.

The nor’easter came a week after the region saw temperatures climb into the 60s, and less than a week before the official start of spring.

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