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Wed February 5, 2014
Manchester-Boston Airport Open, But Flight Departures Hit-Or-Miss
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport remains open today despite the winter storm. But Deputy Airport Director Brian O'Neill says they've seen "a significant level of cancelations and delays." While 13 flights have left on time, he says airlines have canceled 12 other flights so far.
"And I imagine that we'll have more to report during the day. You know, the storm path is coming up from the East Coast, so I think that's where you'll see most of the cancelations and delays today," O'Neill says. He says so far, some flights to New York, Philadelphia, Newark, and Baltimore have been canceled. He advises people traveling today to confirm departure times with the airlines directly before leaving for the airport. O'Neill also says travelers expecting to leave today should plan to come to the airport earlier than usual. Southern New Hampshire will get the worst of the storm, with seven to 12 inches of snow accumulation expected, which will slow down travel time to the airport. The state Department of Transportation has posted an advisory speed limit of 45 miles per hour along interstates and major highways. With snow fall peaking this morning, the DOT warns travelers that plows won't be able to clear all the snow off the roads until later in the day.