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Caribbean Airlines flights cancelled due to US snowstorm

The cancellation is expected to affect a number of nationals who were expected here for the Carnival celebrations that climax with street parades and jump-up on Tuesday.

“The storm is a strange one in nature and it could not have come at a worse time because naturally our flights are very heavy. There are many people anxious to get into the country,” CAL communications manager Clint Williams said.

He said with the expected closure of the airport in New York “it is not going to be possible to fly”.

CAL said that while contingencies were in place to move affected passengers as soon as weather conditions improved further disruptions to other flights could be expected.

The airline said that flights BW524/525, BW526 and BW527 in JFK International Airport for Friday have been cancelled, while BW500 has been cancelled and renumbered BW3500 for Saturday.

Those flights also service several Caribbean routes.

US weather officials say the blizzard is threatening to strike the Northeast US with a vengeance with up to two feet of snow forecast along the densely populated corridor from the New York City area northwards.

Boston and Providence in Rhode Island closed schools on Friday, and airlines cancelled more than 2,600 flights.

The snow was expected to start on Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday.

Wind gusts could reach 65mph. Widespread power failures were feared, along with flooding in coastal areas still recovering from Super storm Sandy in October.

Reprinted from Caribbean360

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