As Crews Continue to Clear Roads, Storm's Effects on Airports, Mass Transit Linger in Some Spots

Friday's morning rush was still a struggle after a storm walloped the tri-state Thursday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some spots.

Officials cautioned that black ice poses a serious threat on uncleared roads, especially on Long Island, which got the brunt of the storm. Many side streets and sidewalks across the tri-state remained uncleared Friday morning as temperatures lingered well below freezing. 

Here's what commuters should know for Friday.

Traveling around New York City was no easy task after a fast-moving winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the area Thursday. John Chandler reports.


  • The MTA tweeted Friday morning that a mixture of signal problems, weather conditions and platform overcrowding was causing delays on some lines, including the F, J, N and W lines. 


    NJ Transit said Northeast Corridtor, NJ Coast Line and MidTown Direct trains were subject to 30 minute delays in and out of New York Penn Station due to weather issues. 

  • LIRR
    LIRR operated reduced service for the morning rush hour Friday, running 135 trains (nine fewer than usual), so that storm recovery can continue and that inspections following a non-passenger train derailment Wednesday can resume. Departing trains will leave generally within 10 minutes of each other and be making additional stops. Blowing wind and icy conditions could impact service, so customers are urged to continually check LIRR's website.

    Metro-North is operating on a regular schedule on Friday, though customers should expect scattered delays and possible cancellations from residual impacts from the storm. 

  • PATH
    PATH has been running on a normal schedule.
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As operations slowly return to normal, many airlines are waiving fees if passengers need to change flights.

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says flight activity is expected to pick up again at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty after more than 2,300 flights were canceled at the airports, and JFK completely shut down its four runways, Thursday.

The AirTrain at Newark Liberty was experiencing delays Friday morning. 


Dozens of drivers have gotten stuck on roads during the snowstorm, particularly on Long Island, where many streets remained treacherous Friday. Suffolk County got the brunt of bad driving conditions and a snow plow got stuck in the snow overnight Thursday. 

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