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High Winds Cause Flight Delays

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wind gusts of up to 25 mph are battering the city and causing delays at area airports and the FAA has activated a traffic management program, which limits the number of flights into local airports.

Flights coming into LaGuardia are delayed an average of nearly 1-1/2 hours. Flights arriving at Newark are averaging two hours behind schedule and JFK are delayed by more than 43 minutes.

Heavy rain and winds are forecast for Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The city's department of buildings said it will perform spot checks of construction sites to make sure cranes, scaffolding and other apparatus are secured.

The Port Authority reports there are no airline cancellations.

With the Associated Press

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