Ogdensburg, Massena and Saranac Lake dodged the worst of the severe winter storm battering much of the Northeast, but that didnt help 20 Cape Air flights from those communities airports that were canceled due to poor weather conditions elsewhere.
Cape Air spokeswoman Trish Lorino said the cancellations were on a case-by-case basis, depending on the conditions in Boston, Mass., and Albany the two destinations Cape Air flies from the three airports.
Mrs. Lorino said a number of cancellations included flights that were grounded in other locations.
We have a team of people here internally in our operations division that constantly monitors the weather, she said. Its an ongoing thing.
Mrs. Lorino advised people to check the status of their flights at capeair.com.
Its significant, she said of the number of cancellations.
The Ogdensburg and Massena international airports have two to three regular flights daily to Albany and Boston, and Saranac Lakes Adirondack Regional Airport has daily flights to Boston.
Adirondack Regional Airport Manager Corey Hurwitch said the primary weather concern over the last several days has been wind, with receiving airports reporting more difficulty with snow and ice.
Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Executive Director Wade A. Davis said the Ogdensburg airport itself has experienced no problems.
We continue to maintain the [Ogdensburg] runway and were open for business, Mr. Davis said.
Meanwhile, all American Airlines inbound and outbound flights at the Watertown International Airport have been canceled until Wednesday evening at the earliest.
Its ever-changing, Mrs. Lorino said of the potential for cancellations. Safety is the number-one issue.