Barnstable Airport Reopens Runways After Snow Storm

BARNSTABLE –The runways at Barnstable Municipal Airport were closed this morning as crews worked quickly to remove snow.

Cape Air flights that were scheduled for this morning were cancelled or delayed and Rectrix Aviation made the decision to cancel this morning’s flights yesterday.

Airport Assistant Manager Katie Servis said work to remove the snow off the runaways started early.

“They got most of the runway done by about 7 o’clock this morning, they had one runway open and the taxiway that was associated with that runway was completely open by seven and the rest of the airport was open by about 9, 9:30,” said Servis.

When there are storms in the region, Servis said that the crews usually arrive at the airport within the hour that they’re called.

“The response is quick, it usually depends on the weather conditions and the snow and the type of snow that it is, to determine how quickly we are going to open the airport,” said Servis.

Servis added that the airport has three crews dedicated to clearing the runaway, one to two for the apron and custodians that are dedicated to the terminal and access roads.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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