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Cold weather cripples NYC, leads to mass delays at airports

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 1/21/2019 Clayton Guse
a flock of seagulls are standing in the snow © DON EMMERT / AFP/Getty Images

Single-digit temperatures and blustery winds brought New York and the surrounding area to a freeze on Monday.

With subzero wind chills and gusts of up to 45 mph across New York City, flights into local airports reported extensive delays.

As of noon Monday, more than 2,000 flights were delayed across the country, according to FlightAware. Flights into or out of LaGuardia had reported 277 delays; Newark International reported 177, with another 133 flights left in a tizzy at JFK.

NYC Ferry service on the Rockaway route was suspended Monday morning due to high winds.

In Connecticut, more than 12,000 homes and businesses remained without power Monday morning following the weekend snowstorm. The effort to restore power there resulted in a fatality on Sunday when an Eversource subcontractor was struck by a falling tree in Middletown while working on a power line.

Temperatures are expected to rebound Tuesday with a high near 30, according to the National Weather Service, and continue to rise into the 40s Wednesday.

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