Tri-State Blizzard Causing Massive Delays, Cancellations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The blizzard pounding the tri-state area is causing major travel issues at area airports, major roadways and transit hubs.

*JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports have been reopened, but many delays are still expected.  Customers are asked to call their carriers for more information. American Airlines at LaGuardia will not have any flights on Monday or Tuesday.

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Airports Reopen After Blizzard Shutdown

New Jersey Transit:

Rail service into and out of New York has been suspended due to a signal problem in the vicinity of New York’s Penn Station. The problem also is affecting Amtrak service.

NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said Amtrak is working to fix the problem, which occurred around 4 p.m. Monday.

Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are starting and ending their trips at Newark Penn Station, subject to delays of 45-60 minutes in both directions.

Midtown Direct trains are operating to and from Hoboken Terminal.

Stessel said the impact is less than it would be on a normal weekday rush hour because trains have been running on a reduced schedule due to the snowstorm and ridership is light.

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Spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett also said NJ Transit bus service was expected to resume Tuesday morning.

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PATH train service is only operating from Grove Street to 33rd Street via Hoboken in both directions and Journal Square to World Trade Center in both directions.


Mass Transit Struggling to Get Back to Normal Service

*The Long Island Rail Road has suspended service systemwide in both directions until further notice due to inclement weather.

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*The bad weather is being blamed for accidents and treacherous conditions on area roadways:

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*Metro-North limited service has been restored on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines. Trains will operate hourly and make all local stops. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule with cancellations and combinations.


*Amtrak has restored its planned Northeast Corridor holiday service schedule between New York and Boston following a severe winter storm.  However, due to the lingering effects of the storm and heavy snow, delays persist in the New York area. Service between New York and Washington continues to run normally.:


*Some subway service is also facing service changes and delays due to the bad weather.


*New York City has suspended alternate side parking and parking meter regulations for Monday and Tuesday.

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  • Samatha

    I have seen 10 cars been stuck and abandoned since last night. Did the mayor forget people who live in Queens? I think he just cares about the people in Manhatten especially the tourists but not the hardworking people who live in this state. Hopefully, a plow will come tom. morning if not i cant go to work!!!

  • Howard

    Just took and sent you some pics showing the scores of vehicles (including city buses and ambulances) lined up on Kings Highway here in Midwood , Brooklyn. The street has been unplowed since mid-afternoon yesterday and has not been salted at all.

    With all due respect to our Mayor and his staff, what was said at today’s press conference on the storm is far from accurate. The fact that there has been no plowing is what has caused vehicles to get stuck and many abandoned , beginning yesterday evening.

    In past years, plowing was continuous during snow storms and this did not occur . Kings Highway is a designated “Snow Emergency Route” and should never be allowed to get into this state. It seems that Brooklyn (and , I’m guessing, the other “outer” boroughs as well) has once agian been short changed . We’ve gone back to the May Lindsay debacle of 1966!

    • Dennis

      I just hope everyone around my neighborhood stay healthy. I think an ambulance or police car would be hard-pressed to traverse the roadway. I feel bad for the people that have to go to work tomorrow. And there wasn’t even mail delivery today.

  • Dennis

    It’s now 5:30 P.M. I live in Whitestone, NY. ISo far, I have not seen one snow plow or salt spreader. Are they all in Manhattan? Come on, Mr. Mayor, it it wasn’t for Queens ^ State Island voters, you would never be occupying Gracie Mansion.

    • Dennis

      Oh, and to add insult to injury, no garbage collection. How disgusting! God only knows when we’ll have garbage collection again.

  • Rich Downes

    Just like the city government this site is useless when it comes to Staten Island in time things are required. Why do I continue to come back

  • esther teitelbaum

    oh dear, what am i going to do with all this milk i bought. would anyone like a glass of milk?

  • Ellen

    As far as the DMV goes go on their web site and they will give you all the details on how you can do business with them by the computer. Most states have this, and I’m sure New York is one of them. Please keep safe and don’t go out unless you have to.

  • Joe Sope

    The weather terrorists of CBS et al (so called weather forecasters certainly not meteorologists) have fooled us once again with there ‘coming up next’ announcements of terrible events that rarely occur. Their principal role is to sell advertising not to make accurate forecasts. They promote fear and terror with their presentations.

  • neil

    are New york state offices opening on time today?

  • Tanya

    Are there any trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan?

  • Teenie

    What’s the deal with the express busses on staten island? Are they running today? I can’t get through to 311 and the news stations are only covering subway and metro closures.

  • bingo wingo

    All NYS GOV offices will be closed today due to blizzard …

  • Dan

    does anyone know are banks open or closed tomorrow(Monday) due to these severe weather conditions in new york city?

    • Mary

      Many banks will be closed or have delayed openings.

  • dan

    are banks open or closed tomorrow due to these severe weather conditions in nyc?

  • Gordon

    Big Larry is a latent, closeted homsexual name.

  • ykvmike

    The idiot drivers out in the snow are causing major headaches for the Fire Department. They are getting stuck in the street, and fire engines and trucks can’t get past them. Any fires tonight are going to get VERY bad very quickly.

  • aldous huxley

    This could actually be artificially manufactured. There are treaties in place to protect us from Weather Modification Weapons, but not everyone in the world plays by the rules. Either way, i still have to shovel the stuff.

    • Binky

      @ aldous huxley

      This is totally Al-Qaeda behind this snowstorm. Dec 26 and snow. No way! Something fishy is going on for sure.

  • Roberto

    People this is “El Niño” and not global warming. Remember the early ’90’s when we had a strong “el Niño” Samething happened, California was getting drenched and the Northeast burried in snow.

  • Ellen

    Amtrak between New York and Boston has been shut down, and not to mention all domestic flights. I feel so sorry for people who now are stuck in airports waiting to go home.

    • tom

      glad I don’t live there. go bears

  • joe

    al gore says ‘dont let this fool you’

    • tiger the bulldog

      learn something about global warming! These conditions are indeed caused by changes in climate. The natural system is out of phase that is why you see flooding in areas not known to be at high risk. The climate forcing do not respond in matter of seconds but they slowly build, and the resultant effects can be so fast that we will not be able to respond to the upcoming changes. I do not know you learned something, but I tell you this we are in an ice age period due to changes in earth precession, tilt, and obliquity. The ocean control the climate and guess what where is this precipitation coming from yep that’s right from ocean so…. warm the ocean in summer and expect snow in winter. Wow.. quite simple isn’t it, you know Al gore’s global warming.

      • Lou

        @ tiger the bulldog

        Lighten up bro. It’s just a snow storm.

      • evildoc

        right, and all the winter storms the last century????

  • Captain Obvious

    “The bad weather is being blamed for accidents and treacherous conditions on area roadways”

    Thank goodness. I thought they were being caused by angry demons. Phew, it’s only the weather.

    • Binky

      @ Captain Obvious

      This may be god’s way of punishing humans for for not keeping Christ in X-Mas.

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  • Sara

    any school closings for tomorrow in brooklyn?

    • Charlene Stubbs

      all the nyc public schools are closed until january 3rd.

  • Lynne

    what is the name of the Italian restaurant that Tony Tantilla featured on CBS moning Decembr 26, 2010? It is located in NYC and had a family cook octous with inguini? Please provide name and location. Thank you and happy new year!

    • Gordon

      Olive Garden

      • Big Larry the garbage man

        Gordon is such a cowfocker name. .

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