Travellers brace for mighty storm as flights affected along Eastern seaboard

The mighty winter storm that is about to hit eastern Canada is causing disruptions for travellers heading anywhere along the eastern coast of Canada and the U.S.

The Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) website reported early Thursday morning that airlines at Trudeau Airport had cancelled flights to airports in the New York area, Halifax, Fredericton, Moncton, Charlottetown, Boston, Detroit and Philadelphia. Several other flights were delayed.

The same was true for a large number of flights to some of those destinations departing from Pearson Airport in Toronto.

Storm to hit Quebec, too

The intense storm will also hit Quebec on Thursday.

Between 5 and 10 centimetres are expected in southern Quebec.

The centre of the province could receive more: 10 to 20 centimetres, while eastern Quebec will be buried under 20 to 40 centimetres of snow.

The snowfalls will come with strong winds, creating blowing snow and making visibility very difficult for some drivers.