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Snow storm slams East Coast delaying flights

Snow storm slams East Coast delaying flights

NEW YORK — Flights into and out of John F. Kennedy International Airport were suspended for hours Friday.

Thousands of flights were delayed or canceled, and while La Guardia and Newark-Liberty airports in the New York region were operating, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey took the step of halting operations at JFK early Friday “due to zero visibility and windblown snow on the runways.”

“The airport terminals remain open,” the agency, which operates area airports, said in a statement released before dawn. As of 6:30 a.m., it said JFK was reporting at least 120 flight cancellations. Four hours later, the agency announced JFK flights were resuming but that at least 192 cancellations had been reported.