Snowstorm threatens Southeast
Airlines canceled flights and offered to reschedule others as a developing low-pressure system threatened to spread snow across parts of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued storm warnings and winter weather advisories for the Southeast, with predictions of up to six inches of snow in the mountains of northeastern Georgia. Snowfall amounts of one to three inches were forecast for metro Atlanta and two to four inches for eastern Tennessee and large sections of North and South Carolina.
AirTran Airways has canceled 58 flights into and out of Atlanta for Tuesday, according to spokesman Christopher White.
Delta Air Lines was taking a wait-and-see approach ahead of the storm, calling any cancellations a “game-time decision,” spokesman Anthony Black said.
“Winter weather may impact travel to, from or through Atlanta,” Delta’s Web site warned. “Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute info about your flight plans.”
The airline is offering to reschedule Tuesday travel plans for those concerned about the weather, at no fee. Customers will have to pay any increase in fares, according to the Web site.