Digging out from a major winter storm

Weather Affecting Travel

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    AP

    If you plan to travel on Friday, check the transportation company’s schedule because several have changed service plans because of the storm.

    Several flights at Bradley Airport are canceled and all commercial activity was canceled as of 1:30 p.m.

    CT Transit bus service began shutting down service at 4 p.m. today, and all buses will stop running by 6 p.m. and the shut down will be in effect until further notice, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy's.

    CT Transit is operating as usual on Friday morning, but will be running early dismissal services on express routes for people who get out of work early. General Manager of David Lee said the transit company will probably suspend service early tonight. What happens tomorrow has not yet been determined. The best-case scenario is a delay. An alert on the CTTransit Web site says all local bus service will cease around 6 p.m.

    Metro-North suspended service on the New Haven, Harlem and Hudson Lines at 10 p.m. Friday and the New Haven line service will be suspended until further notice.

    Train combinations and cancellations are possible at any time, but increase in likelihood as the evening progresses to prevent trains from becoming stranded during the storm. For more details, visit the MTA Website.

    Due to high winds and heavy snowfall, Amtrak is reducing service between New York and Boston.
     
    There will be no Acela Express service between New York and Boston on Saturday, Feb. 9.  Acela Express service between New York and Washington will operate as scheduled.
     
    Southbound Northeast Regional service out of Boston South Station will operate a limited schedule starting with the 11:40 a.m. departure of train # 163.
     
    Northbound Northeast Regional service out of New York Penn Station will operate a limited schedule starting with the 10 a.m. departure of train # 162.
     
    In addition, the following service adjustments have been made for Saturday:

    • Most Springfield Shuttle service (New Haven, Conn. - Springfield, Mass.) is canceled
    • Vermonter service will not operate between Springfield, Mass. & St. Albans, Vt.
    • Lake Shore Limited train # 449 will not operate between Boston & Albany, N.Y.
    • Empire Service will operate on a reduced schedule between Albany, N.Y. & New York Penn Station

    A determination about service on the Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine - Boston) will be updated later and passengers notified.
     
    Amtrak crews continue to monitor the progress of this major winter storm and are working to restore full service as quickly as possible.
     
    More information is posted on Amtrak’s Web site.

    Peter Pan has canceled service north of New York City on Friday, including all Foxwoods casino service, until further notice.  The list of what routes that affects is posted on the Peter Pan Web site.

    Greyhound service has also been affected. The schedule is posted on their Web site.

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles' offices statewide will be closed on Friday and Saturday. and AAA offices statewide are closing at noon today for DMV transactions and also will be closed Saturday, although the company will be taking calls for roadside assistance.

    Customers seeking an emissions test should check today and tomorrow on which test stations are open and continuing testing. A list of test stations can be found at ctemissions.com,

    Customers with cancelled road test appointments or Cheshire office learner's permit tests can reschedule by calling the DMV Phone Center when offices reopen. DMV will provide further information as conditions arise regarding additional customer service issues.

    Passenger car drivers need to remember to scrape off the heavy amounts of snow and ice before traveling or face a possible $75 fine for having a car on the road loaded down with these icy elements.

    For information regarding DMV operations, visit ct.gov/dmv. The DMV Phone Center can be reached at 860-263-5700 (within Hartford area or outside of Connecticut) and 800-842-8222 (elsewhere in Connecticut).