New York airports like the Newark Liberty, La Guardia, and JFK which are among the busiest transport hubs in the United States stopped its operation Saturday night as the East Coast of the US braced for the landfall of Hurricane irene.
Hurricane Irene forced the stoppage of New York City air travel and ground transport leading to cancellations of thousands of flights and disruption of subway, trains, and bus services.
New Jersey’s Teterboro and Stewart International also stopped accepting incoming flights.
A spokesperson from the Port Authority explained that the airports temporarily seized operations to avoid passengers being stranded at the airports as vital mass transport facilities were also paralyzed because of the extreme weather conditions brought by Hurricane Irene.
Airlines also halted services in Baltimore-Washington, Washington Dulles, and Reagan National but these airports remained open.
Around 10,000 flights were scratched since last Friday thru Monday affecting most airports and travelers going to or passing thru New York airrporrts.
Buses and subways were shut down starting last Saturday noontime.
New York authorities advised the public to take all necessary precautions and brace for the impact of Hurricane Irene.
Travelers who are planning to rebook their flights will have to deal with long wait time over customer service lines.
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