Winter Weather Hampers Travel as Snow Heads East

Consider other travel plans as roads are icy and flights may be cancelled.

— -- After ripping through the Midwest, snow and icy conditions are headed east, expecting to upset many people's travel plans. Here's a look at the latest travel headaches:

By Air

As always, when weather affects one major U.S. airport, a ripple effect is usually seen throughout the nation.

On a normal air travel day there can be 2,000 delays and up to 100 cancellations, but yesterday alone, airports across the nation faced nearly 3,000 delays delays and nearly 2,000 cancellations. After landing in snowy Michigan, one Delta plane flying from Buffalo to Detroit left the pavement as it turned from the runway to the taxiway.

Some airlines have even issued travel waivers for those flying through the Midwest, including Delta Air Lines.

By Road

Heading out on the road again? Authorities are warning drivers to slow down and budget in extra time. Experts say snow drifts can cause spin outs and slides, so consider taking alternate routes in areas where there is or has been snow.

When possible, take public transportation or work from home, as it may be safer when roads are icy.