12:07 GMT +316 December 2017
Listen Live
    A worker clears snow in Times Square as snow falls in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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

    © REUTERS/ Andrew Kelly
    US
    Get short URL
    167

    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.

    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.

     

     

    Related:

    Blizzard Conditions Make Life Miserable Across Northeast (PHOTOS)
    Moscow Airports Cancel Over 100 Flights Due to Blizzard
    Bone-Chilling Blizzard
    Blizzard 2016 'Juiced' by Climate Change Says Republican Meteorologist
    Tags:
    blizzard, Andrew Cuomo, United States, New York
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment