Winter Storm Jonas Travel Updates: How To Find Flight Cancellations, Road Closings, And Metro Delays For 2016 Snowstorm

Winter Storm Jonas is bearing it was up the East Coast and wreaking havoc on travel, and folks who want to look up flight cancellations, road closings, or Metro delays can find all the information here.

The biggest snowstorm of 2016 is already dumping snow and bringing damaging winds to the East Coast, and by Friday night it is expected to begin burying major cities under several feet of snow. The storm is projected to strike the strongest around Washington, D.C, and Baltimore, while extending into other mid-Atlantic cities like Charlotte.

It is expected to be unusually strong and wide-ranging, with snow, heavy winds, ice, and even coastal flooding.

“Everything from tornadoes to paralyzing ice to blizzard conditions will be unfolding over the next several days as a massive storm system, dubbed Winter Storm Jonas by the Weather Channel, takes shape over the eastern half of the United State,” wrote Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground. “Computer models have doggedly pointed to this scenario for the better part of a week, and the model consensus on the big picture continues to be unusually strong. The crosshairs for the heaviest urban snow appear to be on the Washington, D.C., area; more than two feet are possible there and nearby.”

The storm is especially damaging given that it’s hitting the most populated part of the nation. Experts say close to 50 million people will be under a winter storm warning of one kind or another.

Even before the heaviest snow fell, the eastern seaboard was already under the grips of the storm. By Thursday night, there were already close to 2,000 flights canceled, including 650 alone at Charlotte, America’s second-busiest hub.

The storm is also clogging roadways, leading to countless crashes including a fatality in North Carolina. Officials have closed roads across several southern states, and authorities in Kentucky said that Interstate 75 is virtually shut down at some points.

According to, there are serious traffic issues in Kentucky.

“Authorities have reported that traffic on Interstate 75 is backed up for miles due to multiple collisions. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran, as soon as one wreck has been cleared, another accident requires attention.

“Currently there is a six-mile backup along I-75’s southbound lanes in Rockcastle County.

“Police officers in Lexington, Kentucky, have responded to 1 injury collision, 17 non-injury collisions and assisted 33 motorists on the interstate, where there are whiteout conditions, according to the police department’s Twitter.”

Authorities across most states affected by the 2016 snowstorm have warned travelers to stay off the road unless absolutely necessary; but, for those who have to drive, there are some resources to check the travel forecast. Weather Underground has a live, updated travel forecast for Winter Storm Jonas, which includes links to details for individual cities.

There are other ways to follow live updates of road closings related to Winter Storm Jonas. Iteris offers drivers in West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia the chance to sign up for live updates of road closings. Those who want to know about traffic delays on their route can check out Google Maps, which offers live updates on slow moving traffic and areas to avoid. Information on how to check traffic can be found here.

The American Public Transportation Association also has state-by-state links to closings for buses and rail lines.

Those who want to find live updates on flight cancellations due to Winter Storm Jonas can be found using, and their live map of cancellations can be found here.

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