Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Visitors To Boston Along With Bostonians Face Disruptions In Wake Of Tragedy (VIDEO)

Travelers Today       By    Antranig Dereyan

Updated: Apr 16, 2013 12:19 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Boston Marathon
Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the finish line of the race.(Photo : Reuters)

The official line for Boston is that "they are reopened for business," and trying to get back to some bit of normality, but for the relatives of the three people killed and hundreds injured at yesterday's Boston Marathon, "back to normal" seems unreachable.

However, this is life and it must move on, saying that, the city of Boston has announced that "Amtrak trains are operating, and Logan International Airport is running a normal schedule."

To help out the people without a place to go, whether it be bostonians who can't get back to their homes or visitors, some area hotels are waiving their fees to ease the burden on those affect and effected.

Share This Story

The finish line and the surrounding area has pretty much been on lockdown with security being heightened significantly.

"That area is pretty much going to be locked down," Gov. Deval Patrick said at a press conference Monday night. "It's not going to be easy, simple, or regular. And, I think, in most cases, people are not going to have access to that area."

As far as road closures go, according to USA Today, "workers and visitors will not be allowed access, and Boston.com reports that exit 22 off the Massachusetts Turnpike, which feeds into Copley Square, will remain closed to traffic on Tuesday. Boston Public Library in Copley Square, the Shops at the Prudential Center, the Copley Place mall, and the Hynes Convention Center will be closed, as will the Boston Common garage, although drivers will be allowed to retrieve their parked cars."

When it comes to mass transit, though service has resumed, officials say that "Copley Station is still closed and riders should expect delays and increased security, including bag checks," reported USA Today.

Boston.com has set up a Google Doc for visitors who need a place to stay, and several lodging services, including Airbnb and HomeAway.com, are waiving fees and/or encouraging hosts to offer rooms free of charge, reports PropertyPortalWatch.com

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Hostel

What to Look for in the Best Hostel Deals

A frugal traveler knows not only how to book the cheapest flights but also how to find the best hostel deals in town. It is easy to grab the first hotel accommodation you spot upon arrival especially if you are not familiar with the area. But with a few research prior to your travel, you can spare yourself from the hassle of false advertisement and unnecessary expenses.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Vladimir Putin

India 10 Nuclear Reactors To Be Realised With Help, Support From Russian President Vladimir Putin: Report

Vladimir Putin has promised India that he will help build 10 nuclear reactors in the Asian country.

Fire At Crathorne Hall

9 Dead House Fire Incident In Kentucky Repeats, 4 Dead 5 Escape From Connecticut House Fire

9 dead house fire incident in Kentucky was reported early in the year. However, it looks like history has repeated itself before the end of the year. Another family has been involved in a tragic house fire killing four whereas five miraculously escape.

Phoenicids Meteor Shower observed for the first time in 58 years

Phoenicids Meteor Shower: First Spectacular Sighting After 58 Years

Phoenicids Meteor Shower – The historical meteor shower was finally recorded by a team of Japanese experts over the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in 58 years. The Phoenicids Meteor Shower was first discovered by a Japanese Antarctic expedition in 1956.

Police Chief Chris Magnus Joins Protest Against Police Brutality

Police Chief Chris Magnus Protests Against Police Violence Gets Attention From Public

Police Chief Chris Magnus is protesting against police violence and he may be sending a clear message to all. On Tuesday, Police Chief Chris Magnus protested alongside the many people who have gathered at MacDonald Avenue at 41st Street, echoing their call for authorities to stop using violence in communities of color.

California Storm Strongest In 5 Years Causes

California Storm: Updates, Strongest In 5 Years Causes Power Outage, Flooding, Severe Damage, Ends Drought But Won't Restore Reservoirs?

The powerful California storm that struck its Northern region Thursday is has caused power outages to to tens of thousands, as well as soaked the region with much-needed rain, albeit flooding, reports the Associated Press. While the California storm may have ended the most intense drought California has seen, it is reportedly not enough to restore the state’s reservoirs.

Check out the beaches in Darwin for some adventure.

Sunshine Destination for the Holidays: Darwin, Australia

If you are tired of shoveling snow or just sick of the cold, maybe it is time to think about spending the holidays somewhere warm. Darwin is a small town in Northern Australia that offers beaches, culture, and best of all 90 degree temperatures.

the Northern Lights

Why Iceland Is The Perfect Place for Adventurers of All Levels

We all like to go adventures now and then. Some of us are intrepid travelers ready for anything, while some of us prefer a place with a little less uncertainty. Iceland is different enough to provide the thrill and adventure we all seek, but is familiar enough to not scare people away.

Canadian Flag

Canada Poultry Imports To US Suspended Because Of Bird Flu, Says US Department Of Agriculture Chief Veterinary Officer

Canadian poultry imports to the United States have been suspended because of the ongoing bird flu outbreak that has already led to the isolation of five farms in Canada.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics