Were you one of the unfortunate motorists to get stuck on the road during Winter Storm Jonas? Were there emergency bans for your area?
Do you remember the very unusually warm weather we had, not that long ago? Here in Atlanta, Ga, we were celebrating Christmas inside and out. We were blessed to enjoy 74 degrees!
Well, we’re no dummies! We knew there would be a steep price to pay for such enjoyment… and it came in the form of a Winter Storm name ‘Jonas’.
Fortunately, we didn’t get stuck on the road. Here, at home, we got some snowfall on Friday, but it started melting by noon on Saturday.
So, how and where did you spend your time during this unusually cold weekend?
This story is definitely worth sharing. If you didn’t hear just how bad some motorists had it, this will give you a crystal clear idea!
Winter Storm Jonas Paralyzes Travel: Ban Issued in New York, Drivers Stranded on Pennsylvania Turnpike
Winter Storm Jonas has crippled travel in multiple regions with its snow and ice, and as of Saturday morning, thousands of motorists were stranded on two separate roadways in Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
Air travel has been heavily affected by Jonas as well. Flight tracking service FlightAware says more than 9,000 flights to, from or within the U.S. have been canceled this weekend due to the blizzard hitting the East Coast.
The bulk of Saturday’s nearly 4,900 cancellations are at airports in the New York City and Washington areas. Another 1,500 flights were canceled for Sunday. Those cancellations center on Philadelphia, Washington and New York City. Airlines have essentially shut down all flights into those cities.
The airlines hope to be back to a full schedule by Sunday afternoon to handle the typical influx of business travelers heading out to start the work week.
The Regan National and Dulles International airports are expected to remain closed through Sunday. Significant snowfall and high winds have made removing snow from the runways, roadways and parking lot difficult.
Amtrak service was affected across the Northeast Saturday, and service changes, including cancellations, were also planned for Sunday in the region, according to a press release.
Here is a state-by-state breakdown of Winter Storm Jonas’ travel impacts.
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Until next time… Be safe and be blessed!