Flights to Nantucket Shut Down as Jose Hits

Satellite photo of Tropical Storm Jose as of Thursday morning // Photo by the National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Jose is bringing tropical storm conditions to southeastern New England today.

Although the storm remains about 150 miles southeast of Nantucket, the massive storm has tropical storm-force winds extending up to 230 miles from the center. Jose currently has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph, and the storm is forecast to weaken into a post-tropical system Friday as it continues to meander off the coast southeast of New England over the next several days. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue on the eastern coast of the United States during that time.

According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, a tropical storm warning remains in effect for an area ranging from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod; Block Island; Marthas Vineyard; and Nantucket.

The storm has prompted two regional airlines that fly to Nantucket Memorial Airport, Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines, to cancel all flights between Boston and the Cape and Islands today, including service to and from New Bedford. Both airlines plan to resume normal operations tomorrow.

For refunds on tickets purchased directly from Cape Air, passengers can write to [email protected], providing their name, address, contact phone number and ticket number.

Customers who were set to fly on Delta September 19 or 20 can still rebook through September 23 with no fee. The waiver applies to the following airports:

  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF)
  • New York, NY – Kennedy (JFK)
  • New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)

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