Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Tue., Oct. 6
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

“Significant” numbers of cancellations due to winter weather at area airports


Ogdensburg, Massena and Saranac Lake dodged the worst of the severe winter storm battering much of the Northeast, but that didn’t 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. “It’s an ongoing thing.”

Mrs. Lorino advised people to check the status of their flights at

“It’s 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 Lake’s 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 we’re 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.

“It’s ever-changing,” Mrs. Lorino said of the potential for cancellations. “Safety is the number-one issue.”

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes