All flights at John F. Kennedy Airport are suspended and the airport is closed. New York's busiest airport was forced to suspend flights on Friday morning after Winter Storm Hercules pummeled the area.
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled to and from New York due to poor visibility and the blowing snow. The terminal of the airport remain open, but operations are suspended until at least 9:30 a.m. About 120 flights were cancelled at the airport. Airport workers were trying to clear snow from the runways and taxiways. The airport is expected to resume operations by 9:30 a.m.
Other region airports are also affected. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia had 190 flight cancellations. Newark Liberty International Airport had 274 cancellations. Each one of the airports are open despite the cancellations, except for JFK.
Other area airports, including Stewart International Airport, Atlantic City International Airport and Teterboro Airport also remain open.
Travelers are advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport to see if the flight is still operating or when it will be.
AirTrain JFK is operating with limited service. AirTrain Newark is suspended. Alternative bus service is being provided to both airports.
New York was hit with six to 10 inches of snow across the area. Public schools
were closed. The Long Island Expressway was closed overnight and reopened on Friday morning. Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Saturday schedule on Friday according to the MTA. Residents are advised not to travel unless they absolutely have to.