Heavy winds delay air traffic in New York
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Air traffic at Laguardia and Newark airports is being
delayed by heavy winds, a Port Authority spokesman said Tuesday.
There are delays of up to two hours on incoming and outbound flights at
Laguardia airport with only one of the airport's two runways operational, said
spokesman Alan Hicks.
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Winds of up to 52 knots (around 58 miles an hour) at Laguardia caused
multiple cancellations, including 54 departing flights and 49 arriving flights.
At Newark Airport, winds gusting at 40 knots (50 miles an hour) limited
air traffic to just one of the airport's three runways and delays are at
one hour and 15 minutes on outgoing flights.
High winds created havoc on the city's bridges. Traffic on the Throggs
Neck bridge connecting Queens and the Bronx was closed after two vehicles
including a tractor trailer were blown over shortly after 9 a.m. Only one
injury was reported.
The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the
tri-state area with winds reaching upwards of 60 miles an hour in some areas.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management reported numerous
minor incidents but no major injuries due to the high winds.
The New York City Parks Department said there were more than 200 reports
of damage, ranging from broken branches to fallen trees.
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