Latest Updates on Travel Impact of Winter Storm Indra

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Winter Storm Indra is already impacting travel in the Midwest with a mix of snow and ice and is forecasted to hit the Northeast Thursday.

According to Weather.com, the winter storm system has impacted flights at major travel hubs such as Chicago and Detroit, while also shutting down highways and leaving at least one person dead due to a crash in Kansas.

In Chicago, O’Hare International and Midway International airports were under a ground stop Tuesday morning, which was lifted after a few hours. At Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, the facility was closed Tuesday night and reopened Wednesday morning after dealing with icy conditions.

After more than 1,500 flights were canceled Tuesday, another 575-plus were canceled within, into or out of the United States Wednesday, according to FlightAware.com. In addition, over 1,300 flights were delayed as of 10:40 a.m. ET.

As a result, airlines continue to waive change fees for travelers flying to or from impacted airports in the storm’s path, but the snow is likely to turn to rain before hitting the largest cities in the Northeast Thursday.

Passengers flying with carriers such as American, Delta, Southwest and United can use the travel waivers issued as a result of Winter Storm Indra. Travelers are being advised to call their airlines before heading to the airport.

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