UPDATED Hurricane Sandy Causes Cancellation of All Cleveland Hopkins' Flights Until Noon Tuesday
During the high wind warning period, winds will be sustained at 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts of up to 65 miles per hour, the National Weather Service predicts.
Updated 6:30 p.m. Monday
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has canceled all flights until noon Tuesday as the effects of Hurricane Sandy hit Cleveland.
"There's nothing flying out of the airport," said Jackie Mayo, spokesperson for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Flights around the country have been canceled or delayed as Hurricane Sandy continues its wrath up the east coast.
Jackie Mayo, spokesperson for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, said on Monday that roughly 45 percent of flights coming through the airport Sunday through Tuesday have been canceled.
"I think the airlines will have a closer look probably today or tomorrow to decide about Wednesday, depending on what the storm does," Mayo said.
United Airlines alone canceled about 40 percent of its flights at the airport, she said. But some flights are still being diverted to Cleveland.
She said the airlines were prepared for the storm, and "those flights have been canceled for quite a while."
"We’ve been talking about this storm for a week now, so I think everybody is pretty much up to speed with where it’s going, what it’s doing and how it’s going to impact travel. They’ve really stayed on top of it," she said.
While airports on the east coast are shutting down, flights through Akron-Canton Airport are mostly on schedule with the exception of a few flights to Philadelphia, Boston and New York, according to an article on CantonRep.com.
Travelers can check the CAK website for arrival and departure information.
Patch will continue to update this article when more information about Wednesday's flights is available.