Winter weather system impacting flights at Norfolk International Airport

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads region will start spring with another round of winter weather.

A rain-snow line in a complex weather system shifting across Virginia was already causing travel issues in the Commonwealth.

Virginia State Police said troopers had responded to 250 crashes across the state from midnight through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Locally, there were major problems for those looking to fly into and out of Norfolk.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Norfolk International Airport said in a tweet  that the complex system affecting much of the country was making for a challenging travel day. A photo included in the tweet was causing several cancellations for arriving and departing flights.

The cancellations were largely for flights to New York and Philadelphia. A handful of additional cancellations were seen Wednesday at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

ORF officials said air lines including American, Delta and Southwest were offering change fee waivers for Wednesday and Thursday.

The inclement weather caused Navy officials to delay the homecoming of a Virginia Beach based fighter squadron.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

Several school districts in eastern Virginia decided to close early Wednesday because of the weather.

  • Northampton County Schools in Virginia (1 p.m.)
  • Franklin City Public Schools (12:45 p.m.)
  • Surry County Public Schools (11:30 a.m.)

See a full list of closings and delays at this link.

OVERAL OUTLOOK

The system is expected to bring a mix of rain and snow to Hampton Roads. Some areas could see accumulations, while others will have cold rain and a mix.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest forecast updates.

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