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#StellaBlizzard: New York Airports, Schools Shut Down Amid Massive Snow Storm

© REUTERS / Andrew KellyA worker clears snow in Times Square as snow falls in Manhattan, New York, U.S.
A worker clears snow in Times Square as snow falls in Manhattan, New York, U.S. - Sputnik International
New York airports, state and local government offices, public schools and select mass transportation services are shut down as the powerful winter storm hits the tri-state area, Governor Andrew Cuomo stated in an interview Tuesday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel awaits the arrival of the new European Parliament President Antonio Tajani at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 24, 2017. - Sputnik International
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NEW YORK (Sputnik) — On Monday, US National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the states of New York and New Jersey. Winter storm is projected to last until Tuesday night, and the affected areas may see up to 2 feet of snow.

"Airports are basically closed, La Guardia and JFK, government is basically closed, schools are basically closed, so there is no real reason to be on the roads," Cuomo said on MSNBC. "Metro-north [railroad] we are going to suspend in a later part of the day. We may also suspend bus service later this morning."

Governor said on his Twitter earlier on Tuesday that 90 percent of flights in New York airports had been cancelled. According to the flightaware tracker, there are nearly 6,000 flight cancellations in the United States on Tuesday, with some 2,000 delayed flights.



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