The “Cyclone Bomb” left up to 45 centimeters of snow in some places and forced to cancel more than 4,000 flights.
In the United States is unleashing one of the largest winter storms of recent times. The eastern and northeastern states received strong winds and a large snow fall. That is why more than 4,000 flights have been canceled Thursday.
The city of New York was one of the hardest hit. With 5 inches (12 centimeters) of falling snow and strong winds, the airports serving the Big Apple and its metropolitan area had to close during the morning and midday today.
The John F. Kennedy Airport expects to reopen by 8:00 pm local time, while LaGuardia Airport has resumed its activities. Newark was already operating during the afternoon, but crosswinds made landing and takeoff difficult.
Until 4:00 p.m. (New York time), about 4,030 flights were canceled by the Cyclone Pump. Undoubtedly a large number considering that today there were about 27,000 scheduled flights within the United States.
The Boston Logan Airport recorded 733 canceled flights, LaGuardia about 696, and John F. Kennedy 597 flights.
The great storm, known as “Cyclone Bomb”, left snowfall in the State of Florida after three decades and also affected the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Some nine people have died due to the low temperatures.