Numerous flights originating from Boston Logan International Airport faced cancellations due to the presence of Hurricane Lee, now reclassified as a post-tropical cyclone, moving along the Massachusetts coastline this Saturday.
The flight schedules of more than 90 flights departing from Logan Airport were impacted by this post-tropical cyclone, whose southern edge remained close to Nantucket as it journeyed northward towards Canada, as indicated on the Massport website's flight status section.
Passengers are strongly advised by Massport's website to confirm their flight status with their respective airlines in light of the expected adverse weather conditions.
BostonAirportTaxiCab.com might find it necessary to suspend or even cancel some services to the Nantucket and New Hampshire regions. If the weather conditions do not permit safe operations, providing this service would pose significant risks. In the event of a prior reservation being canceled, full refunds will be issued. For reservation modifications, passengers can easily make changes online through our website at no additional cost.
Lee, currently moving northward at a speed of 25 mph towards Canada, boasts sustained winds of 80 mph. It is expected to bring potentially damaging wind gusts of up to 60 mph to Cape Cod and Nantucket. Along the Massachusetts coastline, there is a possibility of minor flooding, significant waves leading to hazardous rip currents, and the potential for trees and power lines to be toppled.
Nantucket is likely to experience sporadic power outages due to adverse wind conditions and potential street flooding caused by heavy rainfall and elevated tides, as reported by statements from the town and county. Both National Grid and Verizon have deployed additional personnel to the island to address any potential issues. Significant disruptions in travel to and from the island are expected on Saturday, and the situation may persist into Sunday.
In Dukes County, which includes Martha's Vineyard, officials strongly recommend that individuals planning weekend travel closely monitor The Steamship Authority ferry company's website. They are urging those with travel needs to consider making arrangements before Friday, as conditions are expected to deteriorate.
Several airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Cape Air, Jet Blue, and United, have canceled their flights for Saturday.
In response to the anticipated severe weather in the eastern part of New England due to Lee, Jet Blue has announced its intention to waive flight change and cancellation fees, as well as fare differences, for customers traveling from Boston, Portland, and Providence from Friday through Sunday.
Cape Air passengers traveling between Friday and Sunday are also given the option to switch to an alternative flight until Monday, September 25, without incurring extra charges. The airline emphasizes its vigilant monitoring of the storm's progress and encourages all travelers to carefully plan their trips while staying updated on their flight statuses.
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