13 Jan '11, 1am

Hundreds of flights were cancelled in New York as a new blizzard struck the city

NEW YORK - HUNDREDS of flights were cancelled in New York's airports on Wednesday after the second major snow storm this winter pounded the north-eastern US. International and domestic flights were cancelled and postponed in the New York and Boston airports, but delays were expected to be shorter than during the Christmas storm that paralysed the area for nearly a week. New York City's streets remained open as hundreds of plows were quick to respond to the storm which dumped more than 20cm of snow in the New York area. On Wednesday morning, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg lifted a weather emergency declared late on Tuesday, as schools remained open and public transportation operated largely on schedule. Bloomberg was heavily criticized after the December 26 blizzard paralysed New York, causing major disruptions in airports and blocking the city's streets for days. But Mas...

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