3,500 flights have been canceled thanks to "Nemo," the maybe blizzard that is bearing down on New England. On Feb. 8, KTLA reported that the winter storm has caused several airports to cancel arrivals and departures. Any flights that were scheduled to fly in to Boston's Logan Airport have been delayed until further notice. The earliest that flights are expected to resume is some time on Sunday.
With over 150 flights canceled at Logan Airport alone, many passengers are finding themselves stranded. For some, they are lucky enough to be somewhere warm -- like Florida -- but others wish that they could be home with their families during this wicked storm.
The 3,500 flights canceled have ruined plenty of plans, however flying in such conditions is dangerous and many people would much rather be safe than sorry. Airlines will do their best to accommodate passengers once flights resume. If you are scheduled to travel between now and Sunday, all airports are suggesting that you check your flight status online before heading to the airport.
In Boston, a vehicle ban that went in to place at 4 p.m. on Friday. The only people allowed on the roads are emergency personnel, utility crews, media, and health care workers. Any one who is out "joy riding" could receive a fine of up to $500 or 1-year imprisonment. The MBTA halted services at 3 p.m. Friday and may not resume until Sunday at the earliest.
The 3,500 flights canceled were only part of the travel ban put in to place because of "Nemo." People are encouraged to stay home, keep warm, and ride this storm out.
© Effie Orfanides 2013