February 12, 2019

Snow, sleet disrupts Bradley flights

HBJ File Photo
HBJ File Photo
Irish air carrier Aer Lingus.

Bradley International Airport on Tuesday cancelled or delayed several flights as a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain is set to blanket the state into Wednesday morning.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, four departing flights and nine arriving flights were cancelled and several flights were delayed at the state's largest airfield between about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outgoing flights to Toronto and Chicago were among those cancelled.

A Bradley spokeswoman at 11:15 a.m. said about 15 percent of Tuesday's flights were cancelled.

"The majority of this morning's operations were/are on schedule," she said. "However, as the day progresses we anticipate to see an increase in flight disruptions."

Bradley officials urged travelers to contact their airline to confirm the status of flights as several are expected to be disrupted throughout Tuesday.

Hartford parking ban

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin on Monday evening set a 24-hour parking ban for the city beginning at noon on Tuesday.

The parking ban means all street parking is prohibited until noon Wednesday. Vehicles that are not removed from city streets will be ticketed and towed, Bronin said.

During the period, authorized parking is available at Blue Light Lots, city parks, recreation and senior centers and Hartford Public Schools.

"At this point, we expect three to five inches of snow during the day tomorrow followed by sleet and freezing rain," said Bronin. "We also expect up to a quarter inch of ice because of the rain and cold temperatures, so roads could be particularly slick."

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