2 dead, over 1 million without power as snowstorm slams Northeast, Mid-Atlantic
From Sean Morris CNN Meteorologist
Oct 29 2011
Predicting the system could dump as much as 18 inches of snow in some spots, Malloy joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in issuing emergency declarations for their respective states.
"It's like a blizzard, you can't see far at all," CNN iReporter Alban Ajro, 32, said Saturday night from Watertown, Connecticut. "This is the first time that I can ever recall this kind of storm happening before Halloween."
All domestic flights out of New Jersey's Newark International Airport were canceled around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to an announcement made at the airport. Frustrated passengers filled an array of long lines, trying to change their tickets in light of the storm.
Another airport in the Garden State, Teterboro, closed just after 2 p.m. before reopening hours later, the Federal Aviation Administration reported on its website. The FAA also reported major delays at New York's two airports -- 5 hours and 16 minutes at John F. Kennedy and just 11 minutes better at LaGuardia.
Richard Roth, a CNN correspondent, was among those affected when his Syracuse-to-Kennedy flight was diverted to Hartford because of the storm. As of 6 p.m., he'd been sitting with his fellow passengers on the runway at Bradley International Airport for about six hours.
"We're here in the dark now," Roth said. "There's no hope, at the moment, in sight." the rest image by Amber DeGrace
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