Nor'easter brings some airports to a complete standstill

Nearly 3,000 flights were canceled and more than 1,700 were delayed in the U.S.
2:22 | 03/08/18

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to bring down more trees and power line, slowing the recovery price process. David? Thank you. Major airlines cancelling and delaying thousands of flights today. Laguardia airport, cancelling nearly two-thirds of its flights. Here's kayna Whitworth. Reporter: Tonight, that nor'easter bringing some airports to a total standstill. Flights at Newark airport completely shut down 2500lights cancelled and over 1,000 flights delayed. Crews in Philadelphia scrambling to clear runways and in new York, to de-ice planes. It's just after noon here and look, there's almost nobody here. They've had to cancel 580 flights today, and American airlines alone had to cancel 70% of their flights. You able to fly out of here today? No, not at all. Reporter: Among the few poor souls left, Brian Newell, trying to get to Atlanta for a meeting. How frustrating is this? Very. Now I have to travel, an hour back home in the snow. Reporter: He was delayed last week, when strong winds ripped the roof off of a hangar. But now, more problems. Obviously cross-winds on the runway are a factor, but today it seems the main story is the mixed accumulation and a little bit of the wind. Reporter: Laguardia remains open, but very few planes coming in and out. Representatives tell us tomorrow they will start a recovery process. But warn flyers they should expect delays. 400 flights already cancelled tomorrow. Let's get right to rob Marciano for the track of this. Reporter: It's a wet snow, but the strongest bands of the storm are working their way through the New York tri-state area. The center, just south, and rapidly intensifying. Continuing into the gulf of Maine. Rain to snow in Boston briefly, as it goes from west to east. Gusty winds, away from the cities, 1 to 2 feet of snow. Lesser amounts because of the wetness in the cities. And looks like another potential nor'easter coming to us on Monday.

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