Snow storms cause endless Northeast airport delays

Snow, sleet, rain and wind slammed the 1-95 corridor over the past 24 hours, causing extensive airport delays along the Northeast from Virginia to Maine. The winter storm dumped between 6 to 18 inches of snow in the region, with the most action happening in Southern New England.

Northeast airport delays continued today as Washington DC, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and cities throughout Connecticut and Maine shoveled themselves out of snow banks. Amtrak cancelled dozens of trains this morning, mainly on routes north of New York, leaving travelers stranded without options for at least 24 hours.

According to the National Weather Center, winds will remain high as cleanup efforts continue from Long Island northeast into New England. USA Today reported that New York airports cancelled more than 500 flights by noon today. In and around New York airports, delays averaged anywhere from 45 minutes to over three hours and the FAA put a "traffic management program" in an effort to manage the flow of flights coming into the city. The New York airports and other northeast airports said travelers should expect delays throughout the evening.

Airlines are currently booking flights for today, Jan. 28, although, Amtrak still couldn't confirm whether or not trains would run on schedule starting tomorrow. Our best advice to travelers: call your airline before you head to the airport and have a plan B.

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