All outgoing flights were on schedule this morning at the Boise Airport, but travelers hoping to make connections to East Coast destinations may have a long weekend in store.
More than 2,600 flights have been canceled in anticipation of what is expected to be a wallop of a winter storm bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard. Ten to 14 inches of snow are expected to fall tonight and Saturday morning in New York City, while Boston could get as many as two feet of snow. Strong winds of up to 45 mph are also predicted, resulting in the early cancellation of flights in and out of New York, Boston and Hartford, Conn. Additionally, schools up and down the New England coast canceled schools in an effort to keep traffic off of the roads.
"This one doesn't come along every day. This is going to be a dangerous winter storm," said Alan Dunham, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. "Wherever you need to get to, get there by Friday afternoon and don't plan on leaving."
The Nor'easter storm has been dubbed "Nemo" by the Weather Channel.