Some flights cancelled in USA due to unstable weather conditions

Some flights cancelled in USA due to unstable weather conditions
# 10 January 2011 08:10 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA-Economics. Central Floridians booked on airlines travelling through Atlanta for the next few days can expect some flight cancellations because of a storm sweeping through parts of the South, but the weather isn’t expected to make as big an impact on Orlando International Airport as the Christmas blizzards did, Orlando Sentinel reported.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport because of the winter weather, which coated bridges and roads in cities across the South with snow, sleet and freezing rain.

AirTran Airways cancelled a total of 270 flights for Monday after cancelling 14 today. Delta Air Lines cancelled 1,400 flights for Monday, adding to 330 flights today.

Both airlines are allowing passengers whose flights are cancelled to change them without fees and are keeping passengers informed through phone calls and website updates.

Mississippi officials warned motorists early today that ice was already accumulating on roads and bridges in many counties, creating hazardous driving conditions.

The National Weather Service posted winter storm warnings across the South, from east Texas to the Carolinas.

Joanne Culin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., expected the worst weather in Mississippi and Louisiana today and early Monday along the Interstate 20 corridor.

In Georgia, officials in charge of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s inauguration cancelled a Monday prayer breakfast and a gala celebration because of the looming storm, though Deal was still scheduled to be sworn in Monday afternoon.

Georgia was expected to get up to 6 inches of snow. Forecasters say the storm could also bring sleet and freezing rain lasting into Tuesday.

In eastern Tennessee, the Weather Service said 4 to 6 inches of snow could fall by Sunday evening, with the heaviest snow falling early Monday.