Tags: winter | storm | nyc | super | bowl

Hundreds of Flights Grounded in NYC Area as Fans Try to Get Home

Monday, 03 Feb 2014 01:29 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A winter storm spread snow, ice and sleet across the Northeast, threatening New York City with as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) and grounding flights as visiting Super Bowl fans sought to get home.

Light snow that began falling in New York before 5 a.m. local time was expected to worsen through mid-day, Bill Goodman, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, on Long Island, said by telephone.

“Travel will become increasingly difficult along the I-95 corridor this morning from southern New England to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as snow becomes heavy,” AccuWeather Inc. said on its website.

As of 12:12 p.m. in New York, 1,503 flights within, into, or out of the U.S. had been canceled and 1,987 were delayed, according to FlightAware, a Houston-based airline tracking company. The three major airports in the New York City area, where the National Football League’s championship game was played yesterday, were reporting delays of as much as three hours, the Federal Aviation Administration said on its website.

“People from all over the country are here in different types of jerseys, yet we’re all in the same situation right now,” said Darin Smith, 52, a Seattle Seahawks fan from Redmond, Washington, who was waiting at LaGuardia International Airport. “Everyone is stuck and ready to go home.”

Smith said his flight was to have departed at 11:45 a.m. It had been rescheduled for 2:20 p.m., and he wasn’t sure he’d make his connection in Chicago.

“It messes everything up, but today I do it with a smile because I’m going home a champion with my team,” he said.

Storm Alerts

Winter storm warnings and advisories stretched from Utah to Vermont. The storm was also expected to drop as much as 8 inches on Ohio. As much as 2 inches an hour of snow may fall in New Jersey, the weather service said.

A mixture of rain and snow was forecast for Washington, with little or no accumulation, while Boston was expected to get less than 0.5 inch of snow as the storm focuses more on the corridor from Philadelphia to New York.

Skies over the Northeast will be clear late today and tomorrow, then a new storm may bring as much as 4 inches of snow and sleet to New York City tomorrow night and the next day, the weather service said.


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Teen Suspended for Asking Miss America to Prom

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 19:36 PM

A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session  . . .

Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries about Pot Edibles

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 18:50 PM

The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, . . .

Suspect in Kansas City Highway Shootings Faces 18 Felony Counts

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 18:26 PM

A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved