A passenger jet takes off from San Diego International Airport. Photo by Chris Stone
A passenger jet takes off from San Diego International Airport. Photo by Chris Stone

Airports in Southern California are expecting flight cancellations Monday because of the approaching blizzard in the northeastern United States.

As at 10 a.m., there were four cancellations of flights out of San Diego International Airport. There were 73 cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport as of 8 a.m., including 27 arrivals and 46 departures,.

“We encourage those traveling today to check with their airline before heading down to the airport,” said Rebecca Bloomfield, a spokesperson for the San Diego airport. “Even if someone is not traveling to a destination affected by bad weather, there is a chance that the crew or aircraft needed for their flight could be coming from an area that is affected.

San Diego travelers can check the website www.san.org/flights, which is updated by the airlines and provides the latest information.

The National Weather Service said a blizzard warning is in effect for coastal areas from New Jersey to Maine, where a “nor’easter” is expected to bring up to three feet of snow in some areas.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.