Airlines Brace for East Coast Storm

Cold Weather Takes Over South Florida This Week

Cold Weather Takes Over South Florida This Week

The powerful winter storm pummeling the East Coast resulted in thousands of canceled flights, leaving passengers stranded at airports across the US - including in Los Angeles.

More than 90 per cent of Thursday's flights at New York's LaGuardia airport were cancelled due to the storm.

A Singapore Airlines flight bound for JFK was diverted to Stewart Airport in Orange County instead, because of the weather.

The Holland Tunnel entrance sign advises "Avoid Unnecessary Travel" during major snow storm on January 4, 2018 in New York City.

The massive winter storm dealt a crippling blow to airports along the North East.

More than 2,300 flights to or from LaGuardia, JFK and Newark were canceled, according to FlightAware.

East Coast-bound travelers were advised to check with their airlines for further details.

Caribbean Airlines Limited last night announced the cancellation of two flights between Kingston and NY today as a winter storm approaches NY and environs.

Thousands of flights were being canceled throughout the country as the "bomb cyclone" was bringing blizzard warnings to New England and other areas. All told, the airline said it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,2000 flights because of the storm.

Some of those passengers called the airline, 911 and even our newsroom at FOX 5 about their extreme frustration with the flight crew after being kept on the plane for more four hours before the pilot finally agreed to let the passengers get off the plane.

The airport suspended operations shortly before 11 a.m. local time.

For more information on how to do that, head to Bradley International Airport's website here.

If you're among the unlucky travelers dealing with cancelations, here's what to do.

The director of the airport, Tony Caruso, says he is hopeful about flights for tomorrow.

New York's emergency declaration covers the entire downstate region, including New York City and Long Island.

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