Taxi drivers staged a five-hour shutdown at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, refusing to pick up passengers to protest the arrest of a fellow cabbie Ahmed Deraz.
Port Authority spokeswoman Sara Beth Joren said Terminal A was evacuated for about an hour Wednesday evening.
Departures were held for about 20 minutes until the fire alarm sensor was replaced and operations resumed.
With more bad weather on its way to the Tri-State, area airports cancelled thousands of flights and public transportation systems were advising commuters to leave extra time for travel.
Residents woke up Wednesday to a fresh batch of snow and a new set of headaches for their commute.
It’s been four days since the weekend blizzard, and some airline passengers still found themselves stranded.
The blizzard making its way into the Tri-State Area is causing major travel issues at area airports, major roadways and transit hubs.
A security scare shut down parts of Newark Liberty Airport on Monday morning. A checked bag set off a radiation alarm, leading to an evacuation.
A new government report criticizes attempts to reduce area airport chaos, saying scheduling rules continue to put too many planes in line when weather is the worst.
In Nutley, there’s a zero-tolerance policy in effect this year for any pranks this Mischief Night – the evening before Halloween. Since the infamous night falls on a Saturday this year, police are expecting the worst.
As airports across the country roll out the Transportation Security Administration’s new, high tech full body x-ray machines, an alternative is being offered to those who feel that the scanners don’t leave enough to the imagination.
Air travelers passing through Newark Liberty International Airport will soon feel a little more exposed.
An NJ Turnpike spokesman said all lanes have reopened following a multivehicle crash that killed one person and shut down southbound lanes of the turnpike’s outer roadway on Wednesday.
There will be extra law enforcement at two of our area’s major transportation hubs Saturday morning.
“They’re gonna see cars. They’re gonna see bodies,” said Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni.