About 50 flights to, from Lambert canceled because of East Coast storm

A man walks down the middle of Agricola Street in Halifax as a major winter storm blasts the Maritimes

The nasty winter storm taking over the Northeast led to dozens of flights being canceled at South Florida airports Thursday.

Greyhound buses running between Montreal, Boston, New York City, Albany, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the ME cities of Bangor and Portland, were also canceled.

A Singapore Airlines flight bound for JFK was diverted to Stewart Airport in Orange County instead, because of the weather.

"Due to strong winds and whiteout conditions, flights at JFK have been temporarily suspended". Boston weather was anticipated to be particularly severe, with up to 18 inches of snow predicted, according to the National Weather Service.

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Cuomo noted it's standard procedure to declare states of emergency during major storms.

Thursday evening, Bradley officials said they expect to resume flight operations on Friday, but as airlines adjust their schedules, there could be some delays and cancellations.

The storm has prompted thousands of canceled flights along the eastern seaboard. That's on top of the roughly 650 that were canceled and the 5,600 that were delayed on Wednesday, according to the site.

That amount of diverted flights means carriers will have to relocate planes, find new crews and rebook passengers, Orsi said. A Singapore Airlines jumbo jet, Flight 26 from Frankfurt, Germany, was forced to land at the smaller Stewart International Airport in New Windsor in Orange County, according to FlightAware.

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The airports remain open, though it is unclear when flights will resume, according to a 11:30 a.m. alert released by the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which oversees the area airports.

Amtrak is advising travelers to allow for extra time to get to the train station, and be extremely careful inside stations and on platforms.

Michael O'Keeffe covers Suffolk County police and other Long Island law-enforcement agencies.

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