The second bout of winter storms that slammed the area has caused days of headaches for travelers and airports in New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York after dumping inches of snow across the state.
Though the snow has stopped falling, by 6:30 a.m. dozens more flights were cancelled Thursday at local airports bringing the total number of cancellations from the storm to around 2,500.
LaGuardia Airport has had the highest number of cancellations with a two-day total of 782, according to Flightaware, an online flight tracking service.
Newark was not far behind with 781 flights kept on the ground due to the storm. John F. Kennedy International Airport had 571 flights cancelled and Philadelphia cancelled 317.
With the dangerous winter weather on its way out, many airports are preparing for busy recovery days, rescheduling thousands of fliers and getting planes back on track.
#EWR has 44 scheduled arrivals and 26 scheduled departures remaining until 4 a.m. We look forward to a busy recovery day tomorrow, with minimal cancellations due to aircraft that did not arrive tonight. Please check with your airline for updated flight status.
— Newark Airport (@EWRairport) March 8, 2018
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is still advising travelers to check the status of their flights before heading to their airports while cancellations and delays trickle down throughout the day.