AIR TRAVEL: More than 2700 flights scrubbed as storm moves in
News from San Angelo Standard Times:

Morning rush hour traffic makes it’s way over the Williamsburg bridge into Manhattan, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in New York. A storm poised to dump up to 3-feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday could be one for the record books, forecasters warned, as residents scurried to stock up on food and water and road crews readied salt and sand. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

— Airlines have already canceled more than 2,700 Friday flights as they get ready for a storm that threatens to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston.

Flight-tracking website FlightAware shows 728 cancellations at the three big airports in the New York area. Another 191 flights to or from Boston have been scrubbed, and 137 in Toronto.

Airlines issued so-called “weather waivers,” allowing passengers flying in the storm-affected areas to change their flight date without paying a change fee.

Airlines try to get ahead of big storms by canceling flights in advance rather than crossing their fingers that they can operate in bad weather.

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Storm stopping air, train, bus travel
News from WWLP 22News:

Updated: Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 8:18 AM EST
Published : Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 8:03 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP-AP) – Travel by air, bus, or train will be pretty much impossible in New England on Friday, as services around the region have been cancelled.

Amtrak says it’s suspending service in New York and New England before a major snow storm hits the region.

Beginning Friday, southbound service from Boston South Station will be suspended following the departures of a Northeast Regional train at 1:40 p.m. and Acela Express at 1:15 p.m.

Northbound service from New York’s Penn Station will be suspended at 12:30 p.m. and the Acela Express at 1:03 p.m.

Shuttle service between Springfield, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., will be suspended at 10:30 a.m.

Vermonter service also is canceled in each direction between Springfield and St. Albans, Vt.

And Downeaster service is suspended from Brunswick, Maine, at 7:05 a.m. The last northbound departure from Boston North Station is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Connecting service between Albany, N.Y., and Boston to the Lakeshore Limited also is canceled.

Aviation tracking website Flight-Aware says hundreds of flights for Friday have already been canceled. Boston’s Logan International Airport is shutting down most of…………… continues on WWLP 22News

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