Nor’easter Causes Travel Headaches

Nor’easter Causes Travel Headaches

Whether a long trip or just a quick drive down the road, the powerful storm that hit Connecticut Friday caused travel headaches and delays all along the East Coast.

On Friday Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service was suspended from Washington to Boston. As of 11 a.m. Saturday service had resumed on modified schedules. Customers should contact Amtrak directly for information about ticket refunds and modifications.

Metro-North was forced to provide bus service on its New Canaan Branch due to weather issues along the route Friday. As of 4:30 a.m. Friday service had resumed.

At Bradley International Airport, nearly 40 percent of Friday’s arriving and departing flights were canceled, though the airport remained open. On Saturday airlines were playing catch-up with their schedules, leading to a small number of cancellations and delays.

Local roads across Connecticut were closed due to trees and wires down, as well as flooding in some shoreline communities. Local authorities in Stamford warned that all the damage and debris could make it difficult for first responders and Eversource crews to respond quickly.

In Westbrook, authorities sent lists of local road closures and warned travelers not to drive over downed trees or wires, which could still be live.