City Stops As NYC Is Slammed By Snowstorm Causing JFK Airport To Close

Category: Media & Culture / Jan 03, 2014 11:22AM EDT

New York City woke up Friday freezing, under a blanket of snow as the city felt the brunt of the first major storm of 2014. Flights have been delayed due to visibility and JFK International Airport seized operations due to the dangerous conditions brought on by the snowstorm.

In the morning six inches of snow had dropped in Central Park, as icy winds gust 25 miles per hour. While the snow is expected to slow by morning the wind chill will continue, limiting visibility. Subways are continuing to run for the most part on the local lines, though it is advised to continue to watch for delays and cancellations.

Freezing cold temperatures are expected to continue until Saturday as it is expected to drop to 18 degrees Fahrenheit. People are being advised to take care and layer clothing when travelling and to avoid travel where possible.

Schools have also been affected by the winter blast as schools in New York, Hoboken, Jersey City and New Jersey have closed their doors. For New Yorkers the best advice for today moving into the weekend is to stay indoors if possible, keep warm and travel with caution.


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