Thousands of flights to and from the East Coast were canceled or delayed Thursday due to a winter storm, including several flights at Salt Lake City International Airport. Both airports had been open earlier despite significant flight cancellations. "Our flight already got canceled and moved".
For some travelers at MIA, the storm up east meant they were staying put. Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) has scrubbed 686 flights and LaGuardia (LGA) has cancelled 540. "This is not easy".
Due to strong winds and whiteout conditions, flights at JFK have been temporarily suspended.
Airport spokesperson Nancy Volmer said with the exception of 17 canceled and 39 delayed flights Thursday afternoon, flights were "on schedule and running smoothly". A Singapore Airlines jumbo jet, Flight 26 from Frankfurt, Germany, was forced to land at the smaller Stewart International Airport in New Windsor in Orange County, according to FlightAware.
American, Delta, Southwest and United all warned passengers to expect long delays and cancellations at dozens of other airports across the country.
Krista Kealey, a spokesperson for the airport, said it can take some time for airlines to cope with severe inclement weather.
Syracuse got 6.7 inches of snow Thursday, and could get 5 to 10 inches today and Saturday.
"We can handle snow", New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference.
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The Holland Tunnel entrance sign advises "Avoid Unnecessary Travel" during major snow storm on January 4, 2018 in New York City.
"My plan is to leave at 4, right after my meeting, and, hopefully, it will be OK", she said, adding that her backup plan was to "walk home, probably".