Delays, cancellations at Newark Liberty day after storm

About 100 flights were delayed or canceled by 7 a.m. Friday at Newark Liberty, a day after an icy runway was suspected of causing a plane to veer off course at LaGuardia Airport in Queens.

About 100 flights were delayed or canceled by 7 a.m. Friday at Newark Liberty, a day after an icy runway was suspected of causing a plane to veer off course at LaGuardia Airport in Queens. (3/6/15)

NEWARK - The day after a storm dumped inches of snow across New Jersey, flying in and out of Newark Liberty International Airport was still a problem for some travelers on Friday.

About 100 flights were delayed or canceled by 7 a.m. at the airport, and the temperature in Newark was around a frigid 13 degrees. The delays and cancellations were significantly less than the number of flights affected by Thursday's snowstorm, which left as much as 9 inches of snow in some parts of the state and caused major problems at LaGuardia Airport in Queens.

That airport was closed for hours after Delta Flight 1086, carrying more than 100 passengers and crew members, veered off an icy runway at the airport at about 11:10 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Several people had non-life-threatening injuries and at least two were taken to a hospital, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport.

Cranes were brought in last night to remove the plane, which ran into a chain-link fence, leaving its nose resting perilously close to the icy waters of Flushing Bay.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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