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Blizzard conditions cancel many flights at airport

WBFO News file photo

A majority of flights at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport are canceled due to the blizzard-like conditions occurring in the region. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says not much is moving in and out of the airport at this time.

"Airlines take that prevention in advance of storms so that when they clear they can actually start up much faster," said Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokesman Doug Hartmayer. 

Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Hartmayer tells WBFO "very few flights" are departing or landing at the Airport Wednesday and expects that to be the situation most of the day. 

On the ground, however, NFTA Metro Bus and Rail service is operating as normal.  

"All of our service is on the street, all be it the buses may be running a little bit behind schedule due to certainly weather and traffic conditions, but Metro Rail is running right on schedule," said Hartmayer.

Hartmayer said when the winter storm situation affects local transportation, the NFTA works to make sure it gets accurate information for consumers in the air and on the ground. 

The airlines continue to work to keep planes de-ice and closely monitors the weather for safety reasons.