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East Coast Weather Impacts Flights at Albany International Airport

A number of arriving and departing flights were canceled on Monday and it appears further flights in and out of the airport were being delayed on Tuesday. 

“Significant storms along the East Coast and throughout the Northeast have resulted in a substantial number of flight cancellations and delays throughout the nation’s air traffic system,” airport spokesman Doug Myers said in a statement sent late Monday night.

“As of 10:15 p.m., a total of six flights scheduled to arrive at Albany International Airport this evening have been delayed,” he said. “An additional two arriving flights have been canceled.”

“Three departing flights have also been delayed.”

The situation persisted Tuesday morning.

Thunderstorms swept across parts of eastern upstate New York overnight but caused minimal weather damage. A handful of power outages were being reported by National Grid in Albany and Saratoga counties.

The Associated Press reported at least two people died, thousands of U.S. flights were canceled or delayed, and more than 1.1 million homes and businesses lost power Monday as severe storms, including hail and lightning, moved through the eastern U.S.

The storms’ spread was massive, with tornado watches and warnings posted across 10 states from Tennessee to New York, the AP reported. The National Weather Service said more than 29.5 million people were under a tornado watch Monday afternoon.

In Anderson, S.C., a 15-year-old boy who arrived at his grandparent’s house during the storm was struck and killed when a tree fell on him as he got out of a car, according to the Anderson County Office of the Coroner.

In Florence, Ala., police said a 28-year-old man was struck by lightning and died, WAAY-TV reported.

Source: Times Union