Snow Storm in New York 2014
As America deals with another deluge of snow and freezing conditions, travellers are advised to check with their airline as to whether flights will go ahead.
British Airways has cancelled three of today’s flights from London Heathrow to New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport, although flights to Philadelphia and Washington DC appear to be scheduled to depart as normal.
Virgin Atlantic has cancelled more than 30 internal flights from JFK, and the airline warns passengers to check flight status before heading to the airport as some flights from the UK may still be cancelled.
The storm hit Washington DC first before moving north to Philadelphia, New York and Boston. This is the second spell of heavy snowfall experienced by the Eastern Seaboard since the start of the year.
Thousands of passengers were stranded in New York, with 718 flight cancellations at La Guardia Airport, 592 at John F. Kennedy and 461 at Newark.
The snow ceased late on Tuesday night after dumping over 11 inches on parts of the city, A state of emergency was declared in New York and Long Island, plus Westchester and Rockland counties.
The storm stretched across 1,000 miles of north-eastern America between Kentucky and Massachusetts, hitting particularly hard along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, creating chaos for millions of motorists yesterday evening.
After the snow will come bitterly cold air, which will forge southward from the Arctic into a large part of the Eastern states.
An arctic air mass will plunge the eastern half of the United States into a deep freeze, with wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service.
The first week of January also saw north-eastern America caught in the grip of Winter Storm Hercules, which left New York, Boston and Chicago under a heavy blanket of snow.