December 27 — New York’s major airports remains closed on Monday after National Wearther Service has warned of a blizzard warning for parts of New York, New Jersey and other states of U.S. On Sunday high winds, heavy snow and low visibility left parts of the eastern coast almost standstill. Thousands of flights were canceled, train services were suspended and few of the major roads in the region became impassable.
All the departing and incoming flights at Newark, John F. Kennedy and La/guardia airports were suspended, said spokesperson of Port Authority Sara Joren.
All the major airlines have canceled over 2,000 flights so far. About 1,444 of the suspended flights are at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports, reports The New York Times.
The rail and road travels were also affected due to heavy snow fall from Virginia to the East Coast on Sunday. United States rail service Amtrak suspended its train services since Sunday afternoon between Portland and New York and also between Richmond and Newport News.
Emergencies have been declared in Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Maine, Boston, Providence and Portland.
The monster storm is due to a low pressure off North Carolina coast and it intensified as it moved towards northeast, said National Weather Service.