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Flights canceled as winter weather again hits New York, New England

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    Mary Mulloy, of Strafford, Vt., works to dig her car out of the long term parking lot at the airport, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Mulloy was returning from Salt Lake City, where temperatures were in the 70s. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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The third major winter storm in less than two weeks inflicted fresh snow — and misery — across New England and portions of New York.

The weather is causing flight delays and cancellations. Passengers are advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

Hawaiian Airlines canceled Flight 50 to Kennedy Airport Sunday afternoon and Monday’s return Flight 51 from Kennedy to Honolulu, according to the Flightaware.com website. But United Airline’s Flight 15 from Newark to Honolulu left on time.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for central New York, the western Catskills and much of New England through early Tuesday.

Some areas of Massachusetts had about a foot of snow before dawn, and the storm was expected to last all day Monday. The weather service reported an unofficial measurement of more than 21 inches in Norwell, while other communities south of Boston including Weymouth, Quincy, Milton and Rockland got 18 inches or more. Fitchburg, Leominster and Ashby in north-central Massachusetts all had about 15 inches. Logan Airport in Boston had a foot, and the city was forecast to get as much as 2 feet.

"You can’t change it. The snow is there," said Helen Ferullo, a Weymouth social worker resigned to the onslaught. "You can’t do anything about it."

Amtrak canceled portions of its passenger train service in upstate New York because of the storm. It said some trains linking New York City to Albany-Rensselaer and Niagara Falls, New York, were canceled. New York’s Metro-North Harlem line had delays of up to 45 minutes.

Boston’s Logan International Airport was allowing only a limited amount of flights to arrive and depart Monday. Travelers were urged to check with their airlines. Dozens of flights in and out of Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport were canceled, as well as flights at Maine’s Portland International Jetport and Bangor International Airport.

Boston’s transit system, the nation’s oldest, has been particularly hard hit this winter. The buildup of snow and ice on trolley tracks combined with aging equipment has stalled trains, delaying and angering commuters. On Monday, nearly 50 commuters were rescued from a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train that became disabled between stations in Quincy, just south of Boston. Parts of Boston’s Red and Orange subway lines shut down and passengers were being loaded onto buses.

In New York, the snow stretched from Buffalo to the Hudson Valley, one day after 6 inches of snow fell on parts of the region. Much of Connecticut braced for 6 to 12 inches.

In New York City, the National Weather Service said snow accumulations are expected to be up to one inch with around a tenth of an inch of ice.The weather is causing some flight cancellations and passengers are advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

 

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