December 28, 2010 by staff
Sugarloaf Mountain, (CNN) – The major airports across the Northeast United States rose slowly returned to normal Tuesday after blizzard conditions covered much of the region, leaving thousands of passengers stranded since weekend Vacation. “With all the cancellations and delays, it will be two to three days before the airlines are a regular schedule,” said Thomas Bosco, general manager of LaGuardia Airport in New York. Officials say that 100 flights were operating at LaGuardia between 6 pm and Tuesday morning. The airport typically handle about 70 flights per hour.
John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City neighborhood of Queens, and Newark Liberty International in northern New Jersey, opened to traffic arriving and departing at 6 pm Monday, a spokesman for the Port Authority Sara Joren said. AirTran spokesman Christopher White said his company has no intention of canceling any further on Tuesday after a drop of 81 flights on Monday. Instead, White said, AirTran plans to operate additional flights at LaGuardia, Boston’s Logan Airport and White Plains, New York, Westchester County Airport to return home to people.
Delta Airlines has canceled 300 flights Tuesday and was still faced with reduced operations at JFK and Newark because of track problems, according to spokesman Trebor Banstetter. “We hope to return to a full schedule at JFK airport by tomorrow morning, and Newark by tomorrow noon,” said Banstetter. Other travel – by road and rail – and has been congested. Hundreds of people gathered at the railway station in New York in Pennsylvania after Long Island Railroad trains canceled.
By Tuesday, police had removed over 1,000 abandoned vehicles from the highway in New York and Van Wyck Expressway, Cross Bronx, according to Bloomberg, who called the cleanup “the greatest efforts to clear snow our city has ever seen “.
Bloomberg said he would ask private companies to help tow the city cleanup efforts, while accepting a loan of 35 ambulances in the state of New Jersey to support first responders.
“We have already reduced the amount of ambulances and buses (trapped in the snow) but we still have a long way to go,” he said.
The mayor said the city is now facing shortages in the supply of blood and asked residents to donate, saying: “We need your help now more than ever.”
According to Connecticut Light & Power Site, the number of customers affected by the storm dropped dramatically from 33,712 Monday to 753 on Tuesday afternoon. CL & P services 1.2 million Connecticut residents less than 1% of customers state that are affected.
About 10,000 customers in Westchester County, New York City lost power because of the storm and trees, according Consolidated Edison statement.By a Tuesday 500 homes were still without electricity, he said.
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