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Fallout from the weekend’s blockbuster snowstorm along the Atlantic coast is slowing down business travel early this week. Even though the storm has long past, massive efforts are still underway to clear public transit lines and airport taxiways, a process that may last well into mid-week. Already, according to FlightAware’s Misery Map, there are 81 cancelled flights out of the New York Area and eight throughout Washington DC.
Most airports are finally back open, though airlines are only slowly restoring service. Over at JFK, operations are warming up to a hum, but Newark, with nowhere to put snow, is still struggling.
All told, the airlines will have canceled over 10,000 flights from the weekend’s madness. If you’ve got flexibility in your schedule, take advantage of the weather waiver and move your trip to later in the week.
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@United running a tiny EWR operation due to snow clearing issues.
@AmericanAir back in the air
@Delta doing ok
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Photo credit: This image made available by NASA via Twitter posted on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, by space station commander Scott Kelly, shows a view from the International Space Station of a storm passing over the United States. Scott Kelly / NASA via AP