This time yesterday it was reported that nearly two thousand flights had been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. That number has quadrupled over the last 24 hours to over 8,000 CBS News reports.
The cancellations are the result of Hurricane Irene which is currently traveling along the Eastern Seaboard, largely covering the most populated part of the country.
Some airports have remained open whereas others, such as all major airports in the New York City area, have stopped allowing incoming flights. At the airports that are open, few flights are taking place as airlines have cancelled nearly all flights in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Those who are flying this weekend anywhere in the country should check the status of their flight first as cancellations can have peripheral effects due to planes not being able to make it to their destinations.
This story is still developing and I will update as necessary over the next few days.