Weather forces flight cancellations at Manchester, Boston airports; reduced highway speeds

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Screenshot 2015-02-09 at 8.07.02 AMMANCHESTER, NHManchester-Boston Regional Airport has announced some flight cancellations due to a weekend of snow  and Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service that extends until midnight.

A travel advisory was posted to the airport website on Feb. 9. Click here if you are anticipating flying today or expecting someone to fly into Manchester.

As of 8:30 a.m. a road travel advisory was posted by the NH Department of Safety noting that all major roadways south of Littleton are posted at reduced speeds of 45 mph.

Logan International Airport has also cancelled most of its flights, according to this CNN story posted at 8 a.m.

Manchester airport’s advisory reads:

“We are experiencing flight cancellations and delays due to weather conditions – view full arrivals and departures here. Please contact your airline for further information regarding flight status.”

You can also follow Manchester-Boston regional airport via @flymanchester on Twitter or Facebook for updates via social media.

Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester, remains under a Winter Storm Warning until midnight Monday. Below is the latest update from the National Weather Service:

Snow continues through Monday night.

A front will remain stalled to the south of New England today while several waves of low pressure track along it. This will allow for periods of snow across Maine and New Hampshire. While the snow at any given time will not be particularly heavy, it will add up over the course of a few days, with the potential for more than a foot in some areas. The highest snowfall totals are expected across southern New Hampshire and Southwest Maine.

  • Hazard types: snow.
  • Accumulations: storm total snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches.
  • Timing: light snow will continue without much break through this evening.
  • Impacts: roads will remain snow covered and slippery. The additional snow will continue to add weight to any heavily snow covered roofs. Snow banks will continue to get larger. Perhaps impeding vision when turning into roadways.
  • Winds: Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
  • Temperatures: 8 to 15 above.

Meanwhile the city of Boston remains under a Winter Storm Warning until 1 a.m. Tuesday. Here is the latest from the National Weather Service for the Boston metropolitan area:

  • Locations: Massachusetts North of the Connecticut and Rhode Island border, including the cities of Fitchburg, Framingham. Lowell, Lawrence, gloucester, Amherst, Northampton. Springfield, Worcester, Foxboro, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston. And Quincy.

  • Hazard types: heavy snowfall.

  • Snow accumulations: storm total accumulations of 12 to 16 inches, highest totals Eastern Massachusetts.

  • Timing: light to moderate snow with periods of heavy snow through tonight especially in eastern Massachusetts including Boston. Snow may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour in eastern Massachusetts during the morning rush hour are possible.

  • Impacts: hazardous driving conditions can be expected during this long duration event. Blowing and drifting snow along the coast will yield poor visibility at times overnight and Monday.

  • Winds: northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

  • Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times. Precautionary/preparedness actions. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any Unplowed or untreated surfaces.

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