New York airports reopen after blizzard

14:08, December 28, 2010      

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Passengers stranded at JFK International Airport wait for the airport to reopen in New York, December 27, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Three major airports in the New York area resumed operation on Monday evening after the heaviest snow in six decades paralysed the city's air traffic.

According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty airports opened Monday evening for flights.

More than 6,000 flights have been canceled since Sunday as a severe snow storm made its way through the Northeast of United States. All three airports were closed by Sunday night.

Thousands of travelers anxious to get home after the holiday weekend have been stranded by the storm. But major airlines warned that delays and cancellations are expected even though airports started operation again.

New York City's Central Park had registered 20 inches (about 51 cm) of snow by Monday morning, the most for the month since 1948, the U.S. National Weather Service said.

Source: Xinhua

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