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Weather Complicates Busy Travel Day In Mass.

Traffic builds up on the Mass Pike in Newton on Wednesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Traffic builds up on the Mass Pike in Newton on Wednesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Heavy rains have fallen and strong winds are being felt throughout Massachusetts, but so far the weather does not appear to be causing widespread disruptions in holiday travel plans.

The National Weather Service warned of minor flooding in poor drainage areas around the state, and a high wind warning was up for portions of the coast, with gusts of up to 60 mph possible in some areas.

Most flights were leaving Logan International Airport Wednesday, according to the Massachusetts Port Authority, but there were some cancellations. Cape Air, for example, was forced to cancel several flights on Wednesday to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

The state’s highway administrator, Frank DePaola, urged drivers to be vigilant on roadways and mindful of delays.

“We recommend people who are traveling for holiday purposes wait until later in the evening to travel,” he told WBUR Wednesday morning.

Rough seas also forced the Steamship Authority to suspend all service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

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