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Peter Pan Bus Lines cancels service

Peter Pan Bus Lines joined airlines in canceling service as the first nor’easter of 2014 mucked up travel plans everywhere.

Peter Pan said it will start canceling service in the Boston-New York-Hartford corridor later today, beginning with the Boston to Hartford route at about 3 p.m. Cancellations are expected to run through at least mid-Friday.

“Service from Boston to New York will probably start being suspended at about 6 p.m. tonight. New York to Boston is suspended at 4 p.m.,” said Christopher Crean, Peter Pan’s vice president of safety and security. “Anybody who has purchased tickets at this point is being affected.”

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The cancellations are being planned as a result of Boston’s declaration of a snow emergency, Crean added, which means that travel on highways will be limited and slow. He said stranded passengers would be rebooked.

“As soon as road conditions clear up we’ll get them on to their destinations.” A list of canceled buses is available here.

Amtrak said in a statement that it was operating its regular Thursday schedule but had people monitoring the region’s storm and would make travel changes as needed.

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