NEW YORK CITY – More than 2,100 flights have been cancelled or delayed at local airports as the storm has brought several inches of snow into the tri-state area.
Forty-four flights are being delayed at Newark International Airport as of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware . More than 710 flights have been cancelled.
These numbers are expected to grow as the storm described by city officials as “blizzard-like” approaches. Travelers are advised to check with their airlines prior to their departure.
In the five boroughs, Nassau County, the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and southern Connecticut, a winter storm warning will go into effect at midnight and last until 6 p.m. Thursday. Those areas are forecast to get blanketed with 8 to 12 inches of snow.
A blizzard warning has been issued for Suffolk County from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, where 10 to 14 inches of snow is expected.