Winter Storm Mars Causing Travel Headaches in New England
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A slow start to the winter has yielded to a steady stream of heavy snowstorms, including Winter Storm Mars, which is causing dangerous travel conditions from New York City to Maine Monday.
According to Meteorologist Domenica Davis of Weather.com, people living in the path of Winter Storm Mars as it makes its way up the eastern New England region will be dealing with heavy snow and strong winds throughout Monday and into Tuesday.
Blizzard warnings have been issued to areas in the Southeast Massachusetts area, including Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Winter storm warnings are also in effect from New Hampshire to Boston, Hartford and Providence.
As for New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a travel advisory that began Monday morning and will run through Wednesday, Feb. 10. Mayor de Blasio told Alyssa Zauderer of PIX11.com, “New York City is expecting two to four inches of snow with light snow through Wednesday, and we’re urging residents to prepare for snowfall and slippery roads this week.”
Travelers looking to take a flight from New York or Boston will be dealing with major delays and cancellations Monday as well. As of 9 a.m. ET and according to FlightAware.com, there were 225 flights canceled from Boston’s Logan International Airport, New York’s LaGuardia Airport and the other major airports in the impacted areas.
FlightAware.com is also reporting that 28 percent of flights from Logan International Airport have been delayed and another 19 percent have been delayed from LaGuardia Airport. The two aforementioned airports are being hit hardest by Winter Storm Mars.
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