Snow Cripples Travel Across Tri-State, Dropping 8+ inches At LGA


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A winter storm brought snow and dangerous travel conditions to the Tri-State area Friday morning.

New York City got 5.5 inches in its first accumulation of the year, while La Guardia Airport was hit with 8.4 inches, causing more than 330 flights to be canceled — the most of any local airport.

JFK and Newark airports canceled more than 220 flights each, and Newark instituted a partial ground stop until 9 a.m.

A few towns in Connecticut reported 7 - 8 inches of accumulation.

Newark, New Jersey, measured about 5 inches, while most of South Jersey — which was covered in snow last week — received 3 inches of snow or less.

As of 8 a.m. power utilities in the area reported fewer than 500 total outages, mostly in Monmouth County, New Jersey, which is still recovering from heavy snow.

Con Ed reported Brooklyn and Manhattan had about 100 outages combined.

Most of the precipitation tapered off by about 7:30 a.m., though forecasters said isolated showers were possible throughout the day.

Most of the area was under a winter weather advisory through Friday morning.

A winter storm warning was in effect in Ocean and Monmouth counties in New Jersey through 10 a.m. and in Suffolk County, New York, until noon.


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