Several flights were delayed or cancelled at Metro Airport Thursday morning because of a snow storm on the east coast.
WWJ’s Ron Dewey reports more than 20 flights to airports in New York, Newark, Baltimore and Philadelphia were cancelled or delayed.
JFK International Airport in New York and Newark International Airport in New Jersey were closed Thursday morning. JFK is expected to open around ten a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Newark won’t reopen until noon.
Delta airlines has issued a weather waiver for passengers who want to change plans. The waiver allows a change in plans without penalty to those flying to specific airports.
The storm brought an icy mix of snow and rain to the region, stranding hundreds of airplane passengers and leaving more than 400,000 customers in and around the nation’s capital without power.
Public schools remained closed for a second day Thursday and motorists were warned of dangerous road conditions. In New York City, even the Statue of Liberty was closed for snow removal.
In a region already contending with above-average snowfall this season, the storm that began Wednesday added several more inches. In New York’s Central Park, 15.3 inches had fallen as of 1 a.m. Thursday, and 19 inches had fallen in parts of New Jersey, the National Weather Service reported. Snow was still blowing in New England early Thursday morning. Forecasts called for up to 12 inches in the Boston area, up to eight inches in the Hartford, Conn., area and perhaps 14 inches in areas of Rhode Island before the storm moved on later in the morning. In the Philadelphia area, 12 to 17 inches of snow fell by the time the storm moved out Thursday morning.
In Metro Detroit we are expecting an inch of snow Thursday and another two inches of snow Friday night into Saturday. Click here for the latest weather information.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.