Newark airport cancels hundreds of flights ahead of Labor Day due to Ida flooding

Newark airport cancels hundreds of flights ahead of Labor Day due to Ida flooding


Newark Liberty International airport canceled hundreds of flights on Thursday as the travel hub dealt with flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which tore through the region overnight causing flash flooding and killing at least 9 people in New York City and northern New Jersey.

“The storm has passed but our crews are working diligently to clear residual flooding & return ops to normal. As of now, 370 flights are canceled today at #EWR,” the airport tweeted Thursday morning.

“Passengers are strongly urged to check with their carriers before heading to the airport.”

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The airport canceled 102 flights, or 21 percent of scheduled trips, on Wednesday, leaving travelers stranded at the airport as the storm battered the area, according to data from Flight Aware. It delayed another 120.

Newark airport grounded several flights on September 1, 2021, after the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding and strong winds.via REUTERS Abandoned cars trapped

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