Quantcast
United Airlines resumes flights at Newark, NJ airport after flooding - Metro US

United Airlines resumes flights at Newark, NJ airport after flooding

Remnants of Ida are seen in New York City

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -United Airlines on Thursday afternoon resumed operations at Newark Liberty International airport in New Jersey after disruptions caused by flooding https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-city-mayor-declares-state-emergency-after-record-breaking-rain-2021-09-02 from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The impact of the storm was still being felt in the northeastern United States as Amtrak and other rail services were canceled.

United, the largest carrier at the New York area airport, had canceled more than 200 flights nationwide, according to Flightaware, an aviation website.

Rival American Airlines has also experienced delays and cancellations at the Newark airport, while Delta Air Lines said it has seen roughly 80 cancellations across New York City area airports.

Flooding killed at least 21 people, swept away cars and submerged New York City subway lines after torrential rains.

Flooding halted traffic on some major roads and highways in Northeastern states. The New York State Police said traffic was diverted because of flooding on some highways and exit ramps. Some major Philadelphia-area roads also flooded.

Amtrak said all passenger train service between Washington and Boston was canceled for the remainder of Thursday. The railroad said Empire Service was canceled between Albany, New York, and New York City.

Nearly all New Jersey Transit rail service remains suspended except for the Atlantic City line.

New Jersey Transit bus service is continuing but riders were told to “expect significant statewide delays, cancellations and extensive detours due to severe flooding and multiple vehicles blocking roadways.”

In New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees subway, bus and commuter rail, said “service across our system is extremely limited as we work to recover from last night’s heavy rainfall and flooding.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson in Washington, Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru and Rajesh Kumar Singh in ChicagoEditing by Jonathan Oatis, Matthew Lewis and Grant McCool)

More from our Sister Sites