New York Airports Reopen After Fierce Blizzard
The northeastern United States was slowly getting back on the move Saturday night, after a fierce blizzard paralyzed air, road and rail travel and left hundreds of thousands of people without power, AFP reported.
The storm dumped between one and two feet of snow across New England, with hurricane-strength gusts helping to create massive drifts. By late Saturday, the system had moved out toward Canada, battering three provinces there.
New York area airports LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark, which halted all flights during the storm, resumed service with delays.
Meanwhile, arrivals at Boston’s Logan Airport started at 5:00 p.m. local time, with departures resuming on Sunday, reported AFP.
A driving ban in Massachusetts, where some two feet of snow fell, was lifted at 4:00 p.m. local time.
"We have a lot of snow to dispose of and to remove and it will take some time to do that. That is a necessary prerequisite to getting to power lines and getting power restored," Governor Deval Patrick said, according to AFP.
The storm killed at least three people, in Poughkeepsie, New York, Auburn, New Hampshire, and in Massachusetts, the report said.
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