Travel websites & apps: Extreme cold makes travel dangerous with ice, snow and strong winds

CLEVELAND - As an Arctic blast brings record lows and blowing snow to northeast Ohio, canceled and delayed flights, as well as icy roads, come along too. 

If you can stay inside, that's probably best, which is why we've compiled this list of websites and apps to help you navigate around Mother Nature.

For weather, of course, the Power of 5 meteorologists will keep you up-to-date with the latest so make sure you download the Newsnet5 app for iPhone, Android, iPad and Kindle. 

You can get the Storm Shield app  for your iPhone and Android devices.

For the latest on local airport delays and cancelations:

Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport - FlightView.com

Airline delays at Cleveland Hopkins - ClevelandAirport.com

Akron-Canton Airport - FlightView.com

Airline delays at Akron-Canton - AkronCantonAirport.com

All airports - FAA Flight Delay Information Map

You can watch all the flights in the air with live radar at FlightRadar24.com .

If you're driving, you can use the traffic layer on Google maps to find out about congestion and delays.

One of the best tips we can offer for drivers is to take your time in bad weather and a cool way to do that is by planning fun stops along a scenic route. There may be no better website for that than Roadtrippers.com .

Several apps for your smartphone can help make your life a little easier when it comes to weather delays and travel.

Gate Guru and Travel Nerd can help you find essentials in unfamiliar airports, like food, coffee and shopping.

If weather keeps you on the ground overnight, the Hotel Tonight app can help you find a place to stay.

And if you're picking someone up at the airport, Just Landed for the iPhone tracks flights and can even tell you when to leave for the airport for an on-time pickup.

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