Story originally posted Wednesday, February 12, 12:11 p.m.

MORRISVILLE – Raleigh-Durham International Airport spokesperson Mindy Hamlin says airlines began preparing for this week’s winter weather well in advance.

“Airlines have posted approximately 30 departure cancellations to destinations across the country,” Hamlin says. “We do expect more cancellations into the evening and tomorrow, so we do recommend that if passengers do have travel plans over the next several days to contact their airline or visit their airline’s website before coming to the airport.”

**Update: Airlines have now cancelled nearly 100 arriving and departing flights for Wednesday and some early-morning flights Thursday.

She says each airline is responsible for its own de-icing equipment and that she doesn’t have the information regarding how many trucks are at RDU. However, she says when it comes to clearing snow off the runways and taxiways, the airport is prepared.

“In addition to the equipment we have on property, we also contract with two companies who provide equipment as well,” Hamlin says. “So we’ll have close to 100 people here on airport property removing snow on our runways and taxiways and dealing with ice as needed.”

In order to check your flight status with your airline, you will need the flight number listed on your boarding pass.