• Travel Alerts 2015/04/10

    Travel Alerts
    Weather to delay travel in northeast America
    Weather conditions today and tomorrow will affect travel and increase the threat of flooding in areas from Ohio to Massachusetts, according to AccuWeather.
    Travel in a number of major cities, including Chicago; New York; Washington D.C.; Boston; and Philadelphia, is expected to be affected by thunderstorms, fog, and low cloud ceilings.
    Airports will likely be affected by low visibility and travellers are advised to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport.
    JFK runway closure to cause delays
    Delays are expected at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) when it closes one of its primary runways for repairs at the end of April, according to Travel Pulse.
    Airport officials will close the main arrivals runway for about five months in order to make proper repairs and resurface the roadway for smoother landings.
    The upgrade will make the runway wider, longer, and much safer for all planes, including larger international flights.
    The closure could cause a chain reaction of delays at nearby LaGuardia and Newark airports, especially when the weather turns bad. Air traffic may have to be redirected to those airports if high winds or rain force JFK to shut any of its three remaining runways.
    Nigeria issues travel ban
    Travel restrictions will be implemented in Nigeria on Saturday, April 11, because of elections, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
    Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections will be held on the day, and only vehicles accredited to observe or manage the elections and emergency vehicles will be allowed on public roads between 08h00 and 17h00.
    The FCO warns that further restrictions on vehicle or other movements may also be imposed at short notice.
    Travellers heading to or from the airport during the affected times will need to make alternative arrangements.
    Camps Bay Drive to close for roadworks
    Major roadworks along Camps Bay Drive will close the street to general traffic from April 20, according to News24.
    The City of Cape Town has issued a statement warning residents and visitors to expect major traffic delays along the alternatives routes to and from Camps Bay until the upgrade is completed. The project is expected to conclude by the end of September should all run smoothly.
    Those planning to use the road have been urged to familiarise themselves with the alternative routes well in advance of their journeys. Motorists can make use of Geneva Drive as an alternative route to enter or exit Camps Bay.
    Road users have also been asked to obey all signboards during the construction period.
    Communicated by: Travel Buyer Daily

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