Hagerstown Regional Airport Braces for Blizzard


If you have travel plans or wanted to escape the blizzard, Friday afternoon may be your last chance to catch a flight out of Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Airport officials said they’re already receiving phone calls from worried travelers about their future flights. 

“The unpredictable is exactly how much snow we’re going to get and when it’s going to be coming,” said Airport Director Phil Ridenour. “We have a good feel for that and we’ll do our very best with the equipment that we have and the man power that we have to keep up with it and get the air field open and back up as soon as we can.”

Although officials say that they will do their best, they said it is unlikely that flights scheduled for Saturday will take off.

“Due to the strength of the storm and the amount that they’re predicting we’ll wait until the snow stops,” added Ridenour, “before we apply any chemicals especially out on the air field because the chemicals are very expensive and we want to make sure that we make one trip and make it work.”

If your flight is scheduled for Saturday don’t worry, the airport plans to have a delayed departure for those flights the next day.

“If you have a flight scheduled for Sunday for that Allegiant flight pay close attention to the Facebook page, website for the airport flyhagerstown.com, local radio stations,” said Ridenour. “If that flight would be canceled for some reason we would try to get the word out.”

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