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Massive East Coast storm snarls air travel, including at LAX

New Jersey resident Tom Bowie sent us these images of the conditions in Tom's River on Thursday afternoon

Numerous canceled flights were going to or coming from New York LaGuardia, Newark, N.J., Boston and Philadelphia, the Lambert website indicated. Flights are to resume at 7 a.m. Friday.

Several airports on the East coast have been shut down due to the powerful storm.

"If warranted, the Port Authority also is prepared to accommodate ticketed passengers who may become stranded at the airports", Port Authority officials said in a statement.

"Plattsburgh International Airport remains open but check with the airlines for the status of your flight".

The flight delays and cancellations started Wednesday but most travelers seemed to take it in stride and some made a decision to stay put, said Patricia Barquero, who was heading home to Littleton, Colo.

New York's JFK Airport was closed last night due to the snowy "bomb cyclone" that hit the city, bringing with it sub-zero temperatures, strong winds and heavy snowfall.

- The massive winter storm caused a huge travel mess for airline passengers on the East Coast. The bus driver was surprised to see us.

If you're flying in the coming days, be sure to check with your individual airline.

A lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces, Coleman was scheduled to fly to Ottawa Thursday afternoon to visit family and friends before being deployed to Africa in February. There's no point in getting angry or anything.

"We got here really, really early because of the snow", said Ruth Olson of New Haven. FlightAware reports show that today 48 percent of the flights out of Charleston, South Carolina are canceled; as are 29 percent of the flights in and out of Savannah, Georgia; and 27 percent of the flights from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Most major airlines have waived change fees for travelers in impacted areas. Additional cancellations are possible as the storm moves north.

On Wednesday, states as south as SC and Florida saw some snowfall.