Press Release Article


Date: Jan 24, 2016
Press Release Number: 15-2016

As a result of the major winter storm impacting the region, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 9 a.m. today.


All Port Authority airports are open, with limited flight activity expected all day at LaGuardia and Newark Liberty and until this afternoon at John F. Kennedy International. John F. Kennedy International had its first arrival at 7:10 a.m. and expects its first departure at 10 a.m. LaGuardia's first departure is scheduled at noon, with more than 700 cancellations today. Newark Liberty is expecting its first arrival at 3 p.m., with approximately 600 cancellations today.

Stewart International and Atlantic City International are both open with their first scheduled arrivals set for shortly after 9:30 a.m.

We remind all airline passengers to confirm flight times, departures and arrivals with the airline carriers before traveling to the airports.

AirTrain JFK is temporarily suspended. The Port Authority has initiated bus operations for passengers with assistance of PAPD and JFK Customer Care Representatives.

AirTrain Newark is temporarily suspended. The Port Authority has initiated bus operations for passengers with assistance of PAPD and EWR Customer Care Representatives.

AirTrain cars will continue to operate without passengers to keep rails in operating condition.

Tunnels and Bridges

All Port Authority bridges and vehicular tunnels reopened as of 7 a.m. with the lifting of the travel ban into New York City.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal also reopened at 7 a.m. We remind all ground transportation passengers to confirm departure and arrival times with the carriers before traveling to the terminal.

The George Washington Bridge's pedestrian walkway is closed.


Weekend PATH rail service has been restored between the Journal Square and Grove Street stations, but remains suspended between the Newark and Journal Square stations due to the snowstorm. Service is operational with delays between Journal Square and Hoboken, the World Trade Center and the uptown 33rd Street line in Manhattan.


All port facilities are closed, and will remain closed until Monday, January 25, 2016.


The 9/11 Memorial is on a delayed opening at noon.

Port Authority staff remain on 12-hour shifts at all of the agency's transportation facilities to maintain a safe level of service for the traveling public.

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