Snow blankets New York City with hundreds of flights canceled
The Xinhua reported that New York City and its surrounding areas recorded substantial snowfall as of Friday morning leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights into and out of the area.
LaGuardia Airport posted 8.4 inches of snowfall as of 7 a.m. local time on Friday with 5.5 inches of snowfall at John F. Kennedy International Airport and 5 inches of snowfall at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to an update by the U.S. National Weather Service.
Meanwhile, the Central Park in New York City received 5.5 inches of snow, according to a tweet by the National Weather Service.
According to FlightAware.com, over 300 flights into and out of LaGuardia Airport have been canceled on Friday.
The FlightAware.com said that the canceled flights into and out of John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport totaled 468.
The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit railroad system linking New York City and New Jersey suffered systematic suspension due to a smoke condition in the morning.
Public schools in New York City remain open on Friday despite the hit of the winter storm.
The advisories and warnings issued by the National Weather Service went into effect from midnight of Thursday to noon on Friday.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday urged New Yorkers to use caution and avoid unnecessary travel in several parts of the state as two weather systems are expected to produce snow and gusting winds in multiple regions.