Nor'easter Day 2: News, Traffic Maps and Storm Tracker
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 07:43 AM
You're already tense enough about the upcoming holiday - and now a coming storm could really throw a monkey wrench in the works. Don't worry - we've got you covered, whether you're traveling by air, ground or just want to watch this nasty weather approach.
- The National Weather Service says the storm could dump up to four inches of rain on the city by the time it tapers off, on Thursday morning. Windy conditions will continue throughout the day Thursday. Meteorologist Lauren Nash said the high winds — with gusts up to 50 miles an hour — could impede car and air travel. Winds will be strongest on Wednesday morning.
- The Federal Aviation Administration reports due to wind and weather conditions there is a Traffic Management Program in effect at La Guardia Airport. This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of about an hour.
- The FAA's information about flight delays can be found here. Most of the major airlines, including United Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue, are amending their waiver policies to allow customers traveling over the next few days to change their flights. Airlines are also urging travelers to check the status of their flights early and often, and to leave more time than usual for traveling.
- The MTA says it's bringing in extra workers, securing construction sites and cleaning debris from drains in subway tunnels and on bridges and tunnels. The agency says it will have crews and supplies ready in case high winds and icy conditions develop. There will also be crews in place to clear fallen trees and downed wires along the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Roads.
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Driving? Traffic information can be found below.