Labor Day Celebrations May Not Be Affected By Weakened Hurricane EarlSeptember 4th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri
Sep 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The weekend trips some people have planned on the eve of Labor Day may not be affected owing to Hurricane Earl, as it is being assumed. The storm has now weakened and the weather experts have rated it as a category one storm. This comes as a good news for the people who have plans to go places over the weekend. However, the airlines are treading on tight rope and as per the updates, Continental Airlines has canceled almost 60 of its flights and the domestic airlines have also chosen to play it safe. The rail service in various places is largely not affected but it as been reported that Amtrak has withdrawn its service between Boston and New York for some time.
Despite the fact that Earl lost steam and was downgraded to category one storm, the beaches in New Jersey were kept closed. The New Jersey beaches were closed owing to the fact that the waves as high as 6 feet were lashing the shoreline and the authorities did not want to take any chance. Labor Day is being seen by many as a time to chill out and they might feel like going on vacation just like every year.
However, not all Labor Day travelers are as lucky. The flights arriving at the LaGuardia airports of New York got delayed by over 30 minutes owing to the inclement weather. JetBlue airline spokespersons said that the airline is keeping a close watch on the storm but has not canceled any flight. The vacationers have been advised to check the website of the airlines to stay updated.
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