Winter weather in the northeast causing flight delays

A powerful blizzard hitting the east and northeast is causing a lot of flight cancellations and delays in North Texas and across the country.

The flight information boards at DFW Airport help tell the story. Several American Airlines and Delta flights from Dallas to Boston and New York have already been canceled.

More than 5,000 flights have been canceled in and out of places like Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Airlines expect to cancel more flights on Friday.

Meteorologists are predicting about 18 inches of snow in Boston because of a Nor’easter storm. A winter storm advisory spans from the mid-Atlantic all the way up to Maine.

Jalyn Espinoza was stuck at DFW Airport Thursday night. She was trying to get home to Virginia, but her flight was canceled four times.

"I understand we can't do anything, but we don't really get any updates,” Espinoza said. “And it's like 30 minutes to an hour before your flight that they're like, ‘Oh, you're canceled.’ And then even finding a room out here — hotels are booked. It sucks."

Fort Worth-based American Airlines, along with other carriers, are waiving fees to reschedule flights that are impacted by this storm.

Many people trying to escape the looming blast of winter weather mad trouble making it out of Logan International Airport overnight. Some travelers ended up sleeping on cots at the airport.

New York’s La Guardia Airport added several connection flights to divert them out of the region.

American said in a statement that it may resume service Friday to those airports. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says flights will resume at 7 a.m. on Friday.

American Airlines said 630 of its flights have already been canceled for Thursday. The airline encourages its passengers to be patient and check their flight status before heading to the airport.