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-- and -- -- -- trying to get going hurricane sandy leaving thousands stranded at airports around the country.
Airlines being forced to cancel close to 20000 flights just since Sunday.
So what that's gonna Peter Barnes Reagan national in DC with the latest from -- here.
They -- -- -- that's right 191600.
Flights canceled because of the hurricane to be exact since Sunday including 2800 today and already 480.
Flights canceled for tomorrow one of the show you this.
Kinda neat tool at flight tracker 24.
Dot com the planes that the very few planes you see there and yellow are actually on time.
The orange ones.
Are delayed and there's a lot more orange ones and there are yellow ones there are -- -- have been no promises from the airlines.
Or the airport officials that I talk to here today.
About though when the system well returned to normal.
Any predictions on when it will turn to -- return to normal Washington airport or airports did not shut down.
Because of the hurricane but they did stop flying out of here.
Because of ground stops at other airports mainly.
New York Newark Kennedy and LaGuardia all did close during the hurricane.
This morning new working Kennedy have -- -- for some flights but LaGuardia remains closed with a water on the runways.
New York based airports -- the ones that -- that.
Limiting point right now.
That a third of all air traffic goes to those New York airports Newark LaGuardia and JFK -- getting them up and running it's really our priority.
Say you know it's a whole domino effect if the planes can't get to major airport to major hubs like -- Airports in New York then that the entire system gets get shut down a gets affected now they are trying to get the water off that they are runways.
Act -- LaGuardia they're trying to pump -- -- get out of there but then after that.
The FAA has to come in and inspect everything has to inspect the equipment has to has to inspect the runways and -- safety checks to make sure that everything is OK for air traffic to resume article out of LaGuardia.
And that could take some time -- -- Hi Peter thank you very much is source is some pictures from LaGuardia were showing in New York is Peter speaking.
-- to see any flights at all getting out of Kennedy Airport because just terms of the geography of -- the -- how far the -- ways to see many reports rockaway beach in and out.
Further east to depreciate point in New York -- that have been really hit hard Kennedy -- not really that far from there are so it's good to see if they're able to get Kennedy up and running ten.
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