Hurricane Sandy Grounds Thousands of Flights, Halts Amtrak 10/28/12
October 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines have canceled more than 5,000 flights as Hurricane Sandy moves north, with hubs along the East Coast bearing the brunt of the disruptions.
According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, the numbers include more than a 1,000 flights today and nearly 4,000 tomorrow, with Newark Airport accounting for about 20 percent of the cancelations.
Amtrak is also canceling most services in the Northeast for tomorrow. Amtrak says it's canceling all service north of New York at 7 p.m. Nearly all service across the Eastern Seaboard will be canceled starting Monday.
Amtrak says it has not yet determined when train services will resume. Alternate transportation is not available.
Some trains will continue to run in Florida and the Carolinas.
Amtrak says customers can receive a refund or voucher for future travel.