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Blizzard 2015: Airlines Scramble to Get Back on Schedule After Storm

American Airlines kiosks stand empty as the airline cancelled flights out of Laguardia on Jan. 27, 2014.
Jodi Gralnick | CNBC

Travel on the roads and in the skies began creeping back to normal Wednesday after a winter storm that saw more than 7,500 flights canceled and driving bans implemented across the Northeast.

While another 600 flights were pre-emptively canceled across the nation for Wednesday, United Airlines, Jet Blue, American Airlines and U.S. Airways all flew journeys overnight in preparation for a fresh start in the morning.

With the snow cleared in New York, ramps and runways at all three airports serving the city were back in business.

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The city's subway, trains and bus would run a normal weekday service although some lines may start later the usual, the MTA said.

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While the storm did not bring the extreme conditions forecast for New York, Massachusetts saw heavy snow, high winds, and a dramatic storm surge.

Boston Logan International said crews worked through the night to clear the snow and flights were due to resume at 6 a.m. ET. More than 23 inches of snow coated the airport by Tuesday night.

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A state-wide travel ban was lifted at midnight and Boston-area trains, subways and buses were expected to run with some delays. Amtrak trains from Boston to New York and Washington were also set to roll again.

However, forecasters warned that areas around Nashua, New Hampshire, which was buried under 33.2 inches of snow Tuesday, could get 2 more feet by Wednesday morning. So could Portland, Maine, which got 27½ inches Tuesday.

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.