Winter storm impacts flights to V.I. airports

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ST. THOMAS - Bad weather on the mainland caused canceled flights at the territory's airports Wednesday.

V.I. Port Authority spokeswoman Monifa Marrero said all Delta flights were canceled Wednesday through today.

Jet Blue's Boston flight was canceled Wednesday morning as well.

This is the second major winter storm to hit the American South in recent weeks. The last storm, which hit the southern states Jan. 28, caused people to be stranded in their cars on the highways and forced many to spend the night in schools and offices, unable to get home.

Atlanta in particular was unprepared for the last storm, so this time, the city and its residents took precautions, cancelling schools before the bad weather even hit.

Delta's main hub is in Atlanta.

"Severe weather with a wintry mix of rain, snow and hail will impact travel to, from or through the Southeastern U.S. Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute info about your flight plans," the Delta website said.

According to Delta, if your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund.

Delta flights into or out of Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Huntsville, Norfolk, and Raleigh will be affected through Friday, according to Delta.

Jet Blue said flights into and out of the following cities also will be affected through Friday: Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Hartford, New York, Newark, Newburgh, Philadelphia, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Savannah, Washington D.C., and Worcester.

Marrero said passengers should contact their airline directly - not the territory's airports - for updates on their flights.

"Call Delta and call Jet Blue to get accurate information," she said.

 - Contact reporter Aldeth Lewin at 714-9111 or email

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