Airports Returning to Normal; Stretch of Expressway Still Closed After Northeast Storm

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK & FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Airports in New York and Boston were ramping up service as they attempted to return to normal operations following a massive snowstorm that crippled parts of the East Coast and led to thousands of flight delays and cancelations.

Boston's Logan Airport was the last to open at 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Airlines say they expect to operate close-to-normal schedules on Sunday.

Even so, flight-tracking website FlightAware says 321 flights were canceled as of early Sunday afternoon.

Delta says as of Sunday morning flighs were back to normal. It canceled about 1,200 flights due to the storm.

Jetblue says flights are back to regular schedules in New York and will be in Boston by Monday.

Amtrak trains are running on a limited schedule between New York and Boston.

A 27-mile stretch of the major interstate bisecting New York's Long Island is closed in both directions while crews remove snow from the massive storm that blanketed the Northeast.

Eastern Long Island was slammed with 30 inches of snow in some places. At the height of the storm, hundreds of cars got stuck on area roads including the Long Island Expressway. That has made snow removal from those highways more difficult.

A police spokeswoman for Suffolk County on Long Island said Sunday that all known abandoned vehicles were searched, and no one needing medical help was found.

The expressway is scheduled to reopen at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Long Island Power Authority was reporting 13,000 customers without power Sunday morning.


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