Powerful Nor'easter Hits the East Coast: Thousands Without Power and Hundreds of Flights Cancelled
January 24, 2017
Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey shut down their Air Train service to the terminals at 1pm on Monday because of the winds. Major delays at Newark's Penn Station.
- A powerful Nor'easter is set to hit the East Coast Monday evening.
- It left thousands without power in the New York Tri-state area.
- More than 600 flights in and out of the U.S. have been cancelled so far.
- Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey shut down their Air Train service to the terminals at 1pm on Monday because of the winds.
- New York City officials said winds could top 70mph through Monday night.
- Accuweather forecast up to two inches of rain from Washington up to Boston, and as far west as Pittsburgh.
A powerful storm with pounding rains and high winds roared up the East Coast on Monday, threatening to snarl travel for millions, after tornadoes killed at least 20 people in the South over the weekend.
Thousands of people reported power outages Monday night, particularly in Long Island, New Jersey, and Brooklyn.
More than 600 flights were canceled by midday Monday, with Newark Liberty International Airport hardest hit U.S. airport, about 10 per cent of its total flights.
The Air Train to the airport was also shut down indefinitely starting at 1pm.
New Jersey appeared to take the brunt of the storm on Monday, with New Jersey Transit beginning to flood by Monday afternoon and major delays at Newark's Penn Station.
Just before 4pm NJ Transit announced that service between New York's Penn Station and Trenton had been suspended due to a overhead wire problem.
In Manhattan, winds reached up to 60 mph and caused dangerous debris to fall from a number of buildings throughout the city.
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