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Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed Due to Winter Storm

Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed Due to Winter Storm

Several flights heading to NY were diverted to Dulles International Airport after John F. Kennedy International Airport was shut down due to the weather.

"A significant number of arriving and departing flights are canceled [Thursday] as airlines continue to adjust their schedules because of the storm", said Alisa Sisic, manager of marketing and public information officer at Bradley International Airport.

The airport was temporarily closed due to heavy snow, ice, and harsh winds, the airport tweeted.

For travelers who use Greyhound, buses running between Montreal, Boston, New York, Washington and Atlantic City were also canceled.

The massive winter storm dealt a crippling blow to airports along the North East.

On Wednesday, eight flights were canceled and 150 more delayed with passengers waiting anywhere from 25 minutes to more than 4 hours, airport officials said in a news release. Thousands of flights across the country are cancelled due to the "Bomb Cyclone" on the east coast.

Papa John of Papa John's Steps Down as CEO Amidst Controversy
After Schnatter's comments , white supremacists vowed to make Papa John's the official pizza of the so-called alt-right. The website posted a picture of a Papa John's pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni.

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet have all issued travel advisories for Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick as well as US destinations Boston and NY.

Spirit and United Airlines, the largest carrier at Newark Airport, are among the airlines waiving fees so passengers can rebook flights for later in the week or next week.

Weather has grounded all flights out of Bangor International Airport.

A look at FlightAware's "Misery Map" shows exactly which airports are being impacted the most. Said Cuomo. "But if you were planning on taking off today I don't think that's a likelihood".

The airport said it's important to check with individual airlines to make sure flights are on time or if it needs to be rebooked.

Michael O'Keeffe covers Suffolk County police and other Long Island law-enforcement agencies.

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