Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

New York Superstorm Brings UK Flight Chaos; Thousands of Passengers Hit as 85mph Juno Hits US East Coast

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

New York Superstorm Brings UK Flight Chaos; Thousands of Passengers Hit as 85mph Juno Hits US East Coast

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Byline: Miranda Bryant, David Churchill and Daniel Bates in New York

PASSENGERS at Heathrow today described scenes "like a disaster movie" in New York after narrowly escaping superstorm Juno.

Almost 40 incoming and outgoing flights affecting the UK airport were cancelled, leaving passengers stranded either side of the Atlantic. Seventeeen flights were cancelled yesterday.

New York and other parts of northeast America were in lockdown with three feet of snow, 85mph gusts and blizzard conditions expected.

Forecasters said Juno could be the worst snowstorm in history, affecting around 60 million people. Yesterday all non-emergency vehicles were banned in New York City from 11pm and the subway was suspended. Similar measures were in place in Boston. David and Catherine Haycock, both 37, were nearly stranded after their taxi to JFK airport got a puncture and their flight to Manchester was cancelled.

After a fraught 40-minute phone call, the couple, who were on holiday in New York celebrating their 10th wed-ding anniversary, managed to get a different flight to Heathrow. …

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