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JFK Airport in NYC Shuts Down Completely, It Says

05 January 2018
JFK Airport in NYC Shuts Down Completely, It Says

Some airports hope to try and resume flights much later today, depending on weather conditions.

However, airport officials said it is ultimately the pilot and the airline that get to decide to cancel the flight and allow the passengers to deplane.

In addition to the canceled flights, rail company Amtrak reduced service between NY and Boston due to the storm and canceled train service between Washington D.C. and two stops in Virginia. She said flights to and from JFK, Newark and Boston saw the the most impact.

New York's LaGuardia and JFK International airports officially closed on Thursday afternoon due to the storm, according to the FAA.

Port Authority grounded flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport until 7 a.m. Friday. Three people were killed in North Carolina after their vehicles ran off snow-covered roads, authorities said.

"We're delayed and we're not sure if we're going to be flying out of here anytime soon", said Hazel Blackmon, one flier trying to get to Georgia. "Right now all our airline flights are canceled until tomorrow".

"The problem is the wind", LaRose-Arken said.

KUSI's Ed Lenderman was at the San Diego International Airport all morning on Good Morning San Diego. "We're getting wind gusts [of] 44 miles per hour".

The decision is due to the low visibility and snow on the runway.

FOX 5 reached out to Aerolineas Argentinas, but did not receive a response as of Thursday night.

"It's just a nightmare", traveler Spencer Wrench said.

New York's emergency declaration covers the entire downstate region, including New York City and Long Island. He is an award-winning journalist and the co-author of two books, "The Card" and "American Icon".