Travel Cancellations due to New England Snowstorm
February 17, 2013; 8:48 PM
Eastern New England is dealing with snow and travel disruptions for the second consecutive weekend.
It is not just falling snow that motorists are dealing with, but also gusty winds that are blowing and drifting the snow and helping to reduce visibility to under a mile in the I-95 corridor from Portland to Boston.
At 10 a.m. EST, Boston was entering its third consecutive hour of visibility being held to a quarter of a mile, according to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.
Some highways between Jamestown, R.I. and Portsmouth have also seen snow on highways and hazardous road conditions, according to Rhode Island Department of Transportations website.
Flight delays and cancellations are mounting in Boston, Mass. with arriving flights potentially seeing more delays because of snow and ice upon landing, according to the Federal Aviation Administration website.
As of 4:20 p.m. EST Logan International airport in Boston reported 67 canceled arriving flights, 133 delayed arriving flights, 70 canceled departing flights and 126 delayed departing flights, according to www.FlightStats.com.
Nantucket Memorial Airport, as of 2:00 p.m. EST reported 45 canceled fights arriving and 46 canceled flight departures.
Snow will wind down in Boston, Mass and Providence, R.I. for the afternoon but wind and snow drifts will remain an issue for the remainder of the day, according to Pydynowski.
Bangor, Maine can expect three inches of windswept snow later this afternoon into this evening with the heaviest snowfall to their east, Pydynowski said.
While traveling in inclement weather it is important to be prepared. If driving, try and keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. When flying plan ahead for delays and try to remain patient. Keeping up to date with your local weather forecast can also be beneficial when preparing to travel.
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