LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Officials Friday said they do not expect any additional flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport due to winter storm Hercules, which is wreaking havoc in the Northeast.
Travelers were dealing with long delays and cancellations at LAX, as well as some other Southland airports, including John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.READ MORE: LAPD Officers Shoot Person Suspected In Reported Assault In Pico-Union
A total of 47 flights were canceled at LAX Friday. On Thursday, 41 flights were canceled.
An estimated 7,050 passengers were impacted, airport officials said.
“All displaced passengers due to canceled flights are going to be re-booked and get on flights over the weekend,” LAX spokeswoman Amanda Parsons said.
New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport was shut down for several hours Friday morning.READ MORE: Newsom: California Employees, Healthcare Workers Must Show Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination Or Test Weekly
The airport was reopened around 10:30 a.m. EST and no further cancellations were expected, but thousands of passengers were still stranded.
Michael Ronthi, of Michigan, told KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold that he worries the four-hour shutdown of JFK Airport and the ripple effect felt throughout the country could create delays getting home.
“We’re a little nervous because it is going to be like, 3 degrees when we get back to Michigan and we’re leaving this beautiful weather here, so hopefully everything goes well,” he said.
Passengers were urged to check the statuses of their flights before heading to the airport.
Nationwide, roughly 2,000 flights were cancelled due to the storm.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, Man Injured In Huntington Beach Hit-And-Run; Suspect Arrested
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