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The unsafe Northeast blizzard predicted to cripple the country's air travel has forced the cancellation of 8,000 flights since Sunday.

"All Queens Local, Limited, Select and Express buses are running with delays both directions, due to inclement weather conditions", the MTA said in an alert to riders shortly after 6 a.m.

Hundreds of flights were canceled in the Washington D.C. area because of Winter Storm Stella.

American Airlines canceled all its flights from NY city airports, according to media reports, and others were expected to follow suit. Most flights were cancelled before the day even began.

Still, more than 1,100 flights were canceled at the area's three major airports, according to FlightAware.

Recovery speed will depend on the severity of the storm and whether it's as bad as forecasted. The latest predictions are 18 to 24 inches.

Still, winds of up to 50 miles per hour across NY and New England were likely to compound flight problems created by the snow.

But forecasters significantly downgraded their predictions on Tuesday morning around 9am and instead predicted the Big Apple would receive 4 to 8 inches. Meanwhile, American Airlines, JetBlue, and United Airlines have all canceled more than 500 flights apiece, according to the AP.

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For those planning to take Amtrak, service for the Vermonter is cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Schools in Boston will remain closed on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

More cancellations were expected, with Southwest planning to stop nearly all of its Northeast flights Tuesday.

Other global airlines will also be affected (whether by strike or by the weather).

United: Travelers flying through affected cities can rebook through March 17 without paying a change fee.

If you have any travel plans in or out of Burlington worldwide, check ahead with the airlines.

Judy McMurtry, Delta's Station Manager in Philadelphia, arrived at work at 3:45 a.m. "Delta people have been working since early morning - shoveling snow, rerouting bags and being engaged with customers", she said. And When you book a trip during winter, think about flying out of Pittsburgh to limit the impact of snow, and try getting connections through southern cities.

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