Blizzard Paralyzes NYC, East Coast


snow[Video below.] A strong weekend blizzard paralyzed travel along much of the East Coast today, halting flights at the three New York City airports and severely disrupting schedules at many others.

Flights have been halted at all three of the big New York City-area airports, with service expected to be suspended at least through 4 p.m. ET at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports.

New Jersey’s Atlantic City International Airport also suspended flight operations this morning with the hope of resuming at least some service by noon ET, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website.

That comes after more than 1,400 flights were canceled at those airports yesterday, a figure that’s likely to be eclipsed by today’s totals.

Even at outside of New York City, nearly 1,000 other flights were grounded Sunday as weather wreaked havoc on flight schedules from the Carolinas into New England.

Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington Dulles, Baltimore/Washington Boston were among the airports that saw at least some notable disruption of flights Sunday.

And it was just a day earlier on Saturday that the same storm created major disruptions elsewhere in the South, including at Atlanta’s airport — the world’s busiest and a major hub for both Delta and AirTran.

And from New York north through New England, prospects looked grim for a major improvement before Tuesday.

In Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer writes “airlines have canceled scores of flights this morning up and down the East Coast but they’re hoping to resume some operations later this morning. (For the latest information on flights to and from Philadelphia International Airport, go to”

Even Amtrak has halted service between New York and Boston, but the Inquirer says “trains between Washington and New York are running close to schedule.”

Click below for video of the snowstorn in Brooklyn. Video by Shiezoli:

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