A plane skidded off the runway in Baltimore, Md. Wednesday as a winter storm brought a mess of freezing rain, snow and ice to the Northeast.
Connecticut and Massachusetts were hit hardest, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service in Boston warned about ice accumulation as temperatures were expected to warm Wednesday afternoon, causing snow to change to freezing rain.
“Anticipate very slippery conditions on untreated surfaces,” the weather service said, CNN reported.
More than a foot of snow is expected to accumulate in parts of upstate New York and New England, according to CNN’s weather team.
The winter weather caused the cancellation of more than 800 flights Wednesday, affecting airports in Boston, New York and Baltimore.
A Jamaica-bound flight from Baltimore slid off course Wednesday morning.
“We were a little delayed for de-icing and the weather hold. Then we started to take off, hit a patch of ice and skidded off the runway,” passenger Lilith Christiansen told CNN. “It was really jerky and swervy. Then we came to an abrupt halt,” she said.
No one on the flight was injured, according to the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Meanwhile rain could cause flooding in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.