Bad weather causes travel delays, incidents at New York airport
After what weather forecasters call as the bomb cyclone hit the Northeast on Thursday, which caused delays to hundreds of flights in and out of JFK Airport, two incidents caused more headaches.
On Saturday, two planes collided on the tarmac, and a man was arrested with a loaded, stolen gun while going through security.
On Saturday, 93 flights were cancelled because terminal operators, officials said, were working on a series of issues.
And then on Sunday, a pipe feeding the terminal’s sprinkler system broke sending water into the arrivals and customs inspection areas of the terminal. Officials said it was weather-related.
“What happened at JFK airport is unacceptable, and travelers expect and deserve better,” said Rick Cotton, Port Authority executive director.
The Port Authority which manages the airports, launched an investigation into the incident to determine exactly what happened.
Meanwhile, the airport tweeted a warning to passengers, saying there may be more delays today.
“Di na. Okay na yung weather,” says Virginia resident Ricky Alarcon.