South Shore service cancelled Thursday morning; SB airport resuming its flights

By: Rich Molina Email
By: Rich Molina Email

If you plan on taking the South Shore out of the airport, you will not be able to do so until after 12 p.m. Thursday.

Just like Wednesday, all South Shore trains are suspended between Michigan City and South Bend for Thursday morning due to the snow.

Trains will resume around 12:30 p.m.

Life at South Bend Regional Airport, however, is starting to take off again after airlines cancelled 46 flights in the last two days.

Officials say Wednesday’s lighter winds and less snowfall helped plows tackle and maintain the airport's 8,000 ft. runway.

Those plows have been working around the clock since 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Every two hours, the airport uses this friction testing device to calculate stopping distances for planes landing at 120 miles/hour.

Air traffic controllers relay the info to pilots who decide if it is safe to land.

However most of our cancellations were due to worse weather in hubs like Chicago and Detroit.

Bruce MacLachlan said, "Obviously when a big snow event hits your larger airports, the capacity goes and that has a ripple effect like everybody knows, throughout the aviation system and throughout the country."

Officials remind travelers to contact your airline before heading to the airport.
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Feb. 01, 2011

The South Shore commuter railroad is temporarily suspending Wednesday morning service between South Bend and Michigan City because of blizzard conditions.

This comes the after the South Shore added cars to trains heading from Chicago to northern Indiana on Tuesday in preparation for people leaving work early to get home before the storm.

Trains affected by Wednesday morning's outage are the westbound Trains 12 and 14 and eastbound Trains 401, 403 and 7.

A decision regarding the 12:59 Train 18 will be announced by 11:00 a.m.

Scheduled service between Michigan City and Chicago is not affected.

More than a foot of snow is expected in northern Indiana, where blizzard warnings were in effect for more than a dozen counties.

To keep an eye on how the South Shore is impacted by the storm,
click here.


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