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Nothing disrupts travel like Mother Nature

If it's a hurricane such as Irene, or a big snowstorm, everyone knows it's on the way and will make travel a mess during and after it hits. But did anyone ever consider what an East Coast earthquake could do to airline and train service from North Carolina to New England? We found out yesterday when, as was widely reported, an earthquake centered in central Virginia rattled the region. Those using PHL were delayed when all air traffic was temporarily halted. Here is an AP story with more detail on the disruptions throughout the region.

Nothing disrupts travel like Mother Nature

If it's a hurricane such as Irene, or a big snowstorm, everyone knows it's on the way and will make travel a mess during and after it hits. But did anyone ever consider what an East Coast earthquake could do to airline and train service from North Carolina to New England? We found out yesterday when, as was widely reported, an earthquake centered in central Virginia rattled the region. Those using PHL were delayed when all air traffic was temporarily halted. Here is an AP story with more detail on the disruptions throughout the region. 

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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