Thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed due to the massive winter storm
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Thousands of travelers stranded at airports were still trying to get to their destinations on Christmas Eve after a massive storm snarled air travel in the U.S. and Canada ahead of the holiday.
According to the flight tracking site Flight Aware, there were 5,723 flight cancellations and 17,836 delays on Saturday. Airports with the biggest impact: Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago and Denver
For the most part, conditions seemed to have improved at New York City area airports. Newark Airport, LaGuardia and JFK experienced gate holds and taxi delays of up to 15 minutes.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday that the the Buffalo Niagara International Airport will be closed through Monday morning,
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