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Sacramento JetBlue flight to New York cancelled as storm looms

Dogs romp in the snow at Madison Square Park, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 in New York. The National Weather Service says accumulations of 18 to 24 inches are possible by Tuesday afternoon.
Dogs romp in the snow at Madison Square Park, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 in New York. The National Weather Service says accumulations of 18 to 24 inches are possible by Tuesday afternoon. AP

A direct JetBlue flight from Sacramento to New York has been cancelled due to an impending big storm on the East Coast.

While airlines have cancelled thousands of flights in and out of the East Coast, most arrivals and departures at Sacramento International have not been affected.

A look at the airport’s flight status information website shows that flights are mostly on time and not cancelled. “Eighty percent of our flights are on the west coast,” said county airport spokeswoman Laurie Slothower.

JetBlue, whose flights are mostly in the Northeast where the snowy weather is forecast, has cancelled about a third of its entire schedule, according to the Associated Press. The cancellations include flight 162 that was scheduled to leave at 11:59 p.m. Monday from Sacramento to New York’s JFK Airport, according to http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do.

For connecting flights headed east, travelers are encouraged to contact airlines to find out if flights from midway points such as Chicago into New York, Washington D.C., Boston or Philadelphia are affected. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 3 feet of snow for the Northeast.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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