• Deep freeze, ice cause major problems at Boston's Logan Airport

    By: Ted Daniel


    BOSTON - The deep freeze and ice caused major problems at Logan Airport. 

    On Sunday, only one runway was open, leading to hundreds of delays and cancellations. 

    And on Monday, only two were open. MassPort's Aviation Director, Ed Freni, told Boston 25 News that a third runway was expected to open on Tuesday.

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    More than 700 flights were cancelled or delayed because of weather conditions. 

    And while the storm moved out on Monday, Linda and Fred Sousman hadn't moved a bit since their flight was among the cancellations. 

    "We got here around 1," Linda Sousman said later Monday.

    The couple was trying to get to Milwaukee to see their daughter. Their flight was delayed for 7 hours before it was cancelled. 

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    'She’s crying on the phone, 'You have to come now' and I said, 'I can't grow wings. I can't make it fly. We will get there as soon as we can," Linda Sousman said. 

    Jeff Delbridge was supposed to return home to Kentucky. Instead, he headed back to his hotel on Monday. 

    He said he wasn't surprised.

    "I kind of knew that something was going to be up. When all the other flights were cancelled, it was like 'Oh no,'" Delbridge said. 

    It's been a triple play of trouble at airports all over the northeast: Snow, sleet and bitter cold. Planes are out of position because runways are caked in ice.

    On Monday, Lisa Afrow waited for her daughter, who was the only one in her group able to get a flight from West Palm Beach to Boston.

    Members of the BayState Allstars Cheerleading Squad also had something to cheer about.

    They made it home, only a half-hour late. 

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