BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In Maryland, snowy conditions are creating traffic headaches.

Tracey Leong reports on the impact the storm is having on the rails and in the air.

If you aren’t driving on the roads, you may be trying to escape by plane or train. But with high snow levels, many people are making alternative plans.

As winter weather pounds the Baltimore area, delays and cancellations are mounting.

From snow piling up on the tracks at Penn Station…

“It’s delayed a good half hour to 45 minutes, but it’s not a big deal. At least it’s moving,” said Evan Curbeam.

…To the tarmac at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

“I’m a little scared, to say the least. Because I want to make sure I get home for spring break. I don’t really want to stay overnight,” said Alyssa John.

Crews are working overtime to clear and treat the terminal ramps.

For updates, go to BWI’s website.

“The airlines do a good job of reaching out to their customers ahead of time. For instance, with this storm today, I know the airlines were in touch with their customers,” said Jonathan Dean, BWI spokesperson.

When traveling during this winter storm, it’s important to plan ahead. Check your flight status and always arrive early.

Travelers are scrambling to make other arrangements and stay calm in the process.

“It was canceled yesterday and trying to reschedule, get on different flights. And now, I’m on standby,” said Etta Bernard.

And people at the train station are listening closely to the changes that can turn on a dime.

“Luckily, able to find a train because several of the trains were fully booked already,” said Nagi Khouri.

Leong: “What did you do to plan ahead?”

Curbeam: “I made reservations with Amtrak so I wouldn’t have to drive.”

For the latest updates on MTA Service, click here.

Again, if you are traveling out of town, be sure to check your airline status or train status ahead of time because they are constantly changing due to the bad weather.


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