Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Richmond Region

Travelers Encouraged to Check Flight Status via Airline Website or Mobile App

January 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Virginia (January 16, 2018) - The Richmond Region is under a winter weather advisory from Tuesday night through Wednesday. A winter storm moving from the south is expected to impact the Richmond Region later tonight and Wednesday, with 2-3" of snowfall predicted (with higher amounts of up to 4-5" possible south and southwest of RIC).

As of 11:30 AM today, RIC is reporting no cancellations for Wednesday. This number could rise as the storm arrives later tonight.

As inclement weather may impact flights to or from some destinations, you can help to make your trip go as smoothly as possible by checking with your airline – via its website or mobile app – regarding your flight status prior to leaving for the airport. In addition, passengers should have the confirmation and phone numbers to all airlines, hotels and rental car agencies they may be using in preparation for potential weather-related disruptions.

Also, the Transportation Security Administration has a downloadable app (called MyTSA) for mobile devices that tracks airport delays, offers travel tips, and posts security checkpoint wait times.

Air carriers may issue change fee waivers to allow rescheduling to alternate dates. For fee waiver policies, please contact your air carrier:

Allegiant Air -
American Airlines -
Delta Air Lines -
JetBlue Airways -
Southwest Airlines -
United Airlines -

If you do plan to travel, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) suggests allowing extra time to travel to your destination and be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, overpasses and shady spots. For the latest roadway conditions in Virginia, please visit VDOT's travel center website.


Troy M. Bell, C.M.