Flights being allowed after storm at Logan International Airport

Nearly 8,000 flights were cancelled nationwide

Travelers check in for flights AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (WWLP) – Thousands of flights were canceled across the country because of the snowstorm that walloped the Northeast this week.

The first snowstorm of the year proved to be both historic and inconvenient for many people travelling to or from Boston. About 1,000 flights were canceled at Logan International Airport on Tuesday. While the Blizzard of 2015 may have put a dent in many travel plans, one person 22News talked to wasn’t too upset about it.

“It’s okay; I’m not a good flyer so I’m kind of glad they canceled it,” said Loretta Helinski, whose flight was canceled on Tuesday.

Activity is slowing picking up at Logan Airport, but 160 flights remained canceled as of Wednesday as ground crews continued to clean up all the snow. Tuesday’s blizzard continues to halt travel plans for thousands of people here in Boston, but not for two Patriots fans I talked to. They’re headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

John Kelley of North Andover told 22News, “Several people had their flights canceled. We did not think we were going to get out. Kept checking, checking, checking and it’s all systems go.”

Tricia Henderson is traveling to Arizona as well. She said, “We booked it before the Patriots were even in it so it’s just a big bonus!”

Nearly 8,000 flights were canceled nationwide as a result of Tuesday’s snowstorm.

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