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Boston: Hundreds of flights canceled due to winter storm

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 9:35 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 12:28 PM
By: Fox25Boston.com

It was anything but quiet at Boston Logan International Airport Tuesday morning as hundreds of people flocked to the airport in an attempt to get out of the city before a major winter storm arrived.

Travelers with existing reservations and those wanting to change a flight and snag an empty seat before the snow began to fall were hopeful they could have get out of Boston, but hundreds of flights had already been canceled.

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More than 800 flights into and out of Logan were canceled, and that list was only expected to grow throughout the day as more and more snow fell across the area.

"Snow's coming in, so I decided to leave tonight instead of tomorrow at noontime,” traveler Tom Schelling said Monday night.

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Massport officials who manage the airport said they were doing everything they could to prepare, but with a foot of snow likely, there was only so much they can do.

Commuters and other people looking to get around the Greater Boston area will also have limited access during the snow storm.

The MBTA ferry has been canceled for the day, and the Mattapan trolley is being replaced with shuttle buses.

Commuter Rail trains will operate on a Blue Service level, meaning only about 2/3 of trains will run. 

MBTA director of communications Joe Pesaturo said the system is ready for the snow, with new third rail heaters, extra plows and other improvements.

More than 500 flights in to and out of Logan have already been canceled, but many more are going to be added to the list overnight.

"Snow's coming in so I decided to leave tonight instead of tomorrow at noontime,” traveler Tom Schelling said.

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MassPort officials who manage the airport are doing everything they can to prepare, but with a foot of snow likely there’s only so much they can do.