More air travelers grounded amid snow storm in New York, New England
December 27th, 2010
10:39 AM ET

More air travelers grounded amid snow storm in New York, New England

Thousands of travelers were stranded Monday as blizzard conditions halted flights at New York's three major airports, slowed rail travel and continued to create treacherous conditions on roads throughout the East Coast.

The storm brought high winds - in some cases as much as 80 miles per hour - and blinding snow to much of the East Coast beginning Sunday. Some places were forecast to receive as much as 30 inches of snow overall. Blizzard warnings remained in effect through noon Monday for much of coastal New England, where coastal flooding was also a problem.

Incoming and departing flights were suspended at New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports Sunday night, as well as at Newark Liberty International Airport in neighboring north New Jersey, Port Authority spokeswoman Sara Joren said.

LaGuardia and Newark airports will remain closed until further notification, while New York's John F. Kennedy is expected to reopen at 6 p.m. ET Monday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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  1. concerned mother

    GREAT!!! my daughter is supposed 2 b flying out of La Guardia tomorrow morning. can n e one tell me when they will b reopening?

    December 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank

    TWC BREAKING NEWS: New York airports have just reopened. Thousands of stranded travelers are now moving. Earth to CNN. Wake Up!!! :)

    December 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tomcat

    When you rely on smoke signals, it takes time to get the news out.

    December 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank

    @ tomcat This is probably the end result of an unpaid intern or possibly we are yet to discover like CNNmex outsourcing. "Hola de Ciudad de Mexico con CCNmex."

    December 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. really?

    Hello travelers, next time, please watch the weather reports before heading to the airports. It would save you the hassle and stop your whinings.

    December 28, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |