Logan to remain open for tomorrow's storm
Officials at Boston's Logan International Airport said today the airport will remain open during the course of the snow storm expected to hit the region tomorrow.
Airport officials expect the heaviest snow period to begin between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. tomorrow, and last through 11 a.m., according to Edward Freni, the airport's director of aviation.
Freni said the airport plans to keep one runway operating for both arriving and departing flights during the peak of the storm.
Logan officials would not predict the number of flights that might be canceled as a result of the storm. Airport closings in other cities could cause cancellations here, they said.
Heavy, wet snow is expected tomorrow, which "would be harder on the equipment," Freni said.
The airport is prepared to provide cots for stranded travelers, and officials warned of potential delays today, tomorrow, and through the rest of the week.
In the South, the storm has already caused the cancellation of most flights at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest. Delta and Airtran said they had canceled around 1,800 flights Tuesday, rivaling the number of flights canceled around the region the previous day.
More than 300 passengers stranded at an Atlanta bus station were given bologna sandwiches, blankets and bottled water by a nearby jail. The Salvation Army and a local McDonald's also brought food to the weary bus riders, some of whom were sprawled on the floor to try to sleep.
Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.