Thursday, January 02, 2014

Snow prompts US Airways to cancel some Tweed flights: Tweed-New Haven Airport (KHVN), New Haven, Connecticut

NEW HAVEN >> US Airways Express canceled its last flight into Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on Thursday as well as its first flight out on Friday in anticipation of heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions, Airport Manager Lori Hoffman-Soares said.

“I expect the midday flight tomorrow to also be canceled,” she said, although she had not yet gotten confirmation of that.

The last flight from Philadephia International Airport to Tweed leaves Philadelphia at 9:18 p.m. and arrives in New Haven at 10:23 p.m.

The first flight out leaves Tweed at 7 a.m. and arrives in Philadelphia at 8:16 a.m.

The two midday flights that could also be canceled arrive from Philadelphia at 12:13 p.m. and leave for Philadelphia at 12:35 p.m.

Tweed had no snow on its runways as of Thursday afternoon, Hoffman-Soares said.

But “we are expecting blizzard-like conditions after 9 p.m., and for safety reasons and our ability to keep up with the snow we will most likely close the airfield and reopen in the early morning, depending on conditions,” Hoffman-Soares said.

Meanwhile, “the tide gates are closed due to the flood watches and advisories,” Hoffman-Soares said. “They will remain closed until the storm has passed.”