January 4, 2018 / 4:43 PM / 8 months ago

New York City's JFK Airport temporarily closed due to snowstorm: FAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport was temporarily closed on Thursday due to heavy snow, ice and harsh winds in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

People are seen in silhouette inside the Trans World Airlines Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport in the Queens borough of New York, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The airport, which suspended operations shortly before 11 a.m. local time (1600 GMT), was expected to reopen at 3 p.m. (200 GMT), FAA officials said.

Reporting by Gina CherelusEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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