Air traffic in the northeastern United States was severely disrupted this weekend by storm Kenan, a historicsnowstorm with wind gusts of 80 to 120 km / h.
At New York JFK airport, hundreds of flights have been suspended. And in other airports including Washington, Boston, Moncton, Halifax and Saint John in New Brunswick, more than 3,500 flights were canceled yesterday and more than a thousand already this Sunday morning, arriving or departing from the country, according to the FlightAware air tracking site.
A state of emergency has been declared for the states of New York and New Jersey and New York Governor Kathy Hochul asked to limit travel but still fill cars with gas, water and blankets . Regional train lines are partially at a standstill.
Among the images that show the damage caused by the Kenan storm, those of a Boeing 747-400F freighter from the Taiwanese company China Airlines which skidded on Friday on the snowy runway of Chicago’s O’Hare airport to crash into baggage containers. One of its engines is damaged by the impact.