The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. This year, winter storm Boreas threatens to derail holiday plans for millions of people across on the East Coast and in the South. The Washington, DC region sits squarely in the storm’s path and area airports will see delays Tuesday night through Wednesday morning but will clear up by the afternoon. That’s the good news. It will be important to call ahead as delays in the morning could impact flights in the afternoon. More information on current projections for the storm’s impact on the region can be found here.
The full weather forecast can be found here.
For its part the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority or Metro has added 200 extra busses to help get people to and from Dulles and the the Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Additionally, there is no track work scheduled for the week so getting to Reagan National Airport shouldn’t be too hard. You can read about this here. For a shared ride to the airport, there’s Super Shuttle, check them out here.
- For those traveling by air, FlightStats.com has a great map that shows which airports have delays. You can find that here. Intellicast has something similar here. Most airlines offer a service that sends your flight status to you via text and/or email when of if it should change. Be sure to pay attention to the gate for your flight. Many airlines are waiving fees to change your travel dates due to weather and you should get a full refund if your flight is cancelled.
- The status of Amtrak trains can be found here.
- Driving someplace for the holiday? You can check the status of the highways at the Weather Channel (you can get both the status of various roads but also see what’s going on for your specific route) or you can look at I-95 here.
Regardless of how you are getting to your destination or if you are staying put, Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukah!
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