Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Flight chaos in New York

New York's airports are struggling to clear a huge backlog of flights that stranded thousands of passengers across the United States after the recent blizzards.

More than 5,000 flights were cancelled at the three main airports in the city on Tuesday alone.

The blizzard that hit the north-east on Boxing Day crippled more than just air travel. Many streets across New York have remained unploughed, with hundreds of buses and dozens of ambulances stuck in the snowdrifts.

In New Jersey, tow trucks worked to clear abandoned cars.

Subway lines and commuter trains are running slower because of signal problems and short-|circuits caused by the snow.

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