Thursday snowfall disrupts travel in NJ

Travelers throughout around the state are still feeling residual effects from Thursday’s snowstorm.

Traveling around New Jersey was disrupted by Thursday's snowstorm.

Traveling around New Jersey was disrupted by Thursday's snowstorm. (3/5/15)

NEWARK - Travelers throughout around the state are still feeling residual effects from Thursday’s snowstorm.

As of Thursday’s evening hours, Newark Liberty International Airport was still experiencing delays. Hundreds of flights departing and arriving to the airport had to be canceled due to the weather, stranding hundreds of people.

Tim Clements of Madison says he had been trying to get home from Chicago since Wednesday.

“I started last night trying to get out of Chicago,” he says. “Couldn’t do it, had to wait until 3:30 this afternoon.”

Some of the delays came from Newark having to take some flights originally destined for LaGuardia Airport. Just after 11 a.m. a Delta flight skidded off the runway at LaGuardia and crashed into a fence. Several people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

New Jersey’s railways were also affected by the weather. Earlier in the evening, New Jersey Transit trains were running at least 20 minutes behind schedule.

Overhead wire problems on Amtrak rails caused major disruptions for the evening commute along the Northeast Corridor. For a time, Transit service between Hamilton and Princeton Junction was suspended while repairs were made. 

NJ Transit started cross-honoring tickets system wide early Thursday morning in anticipation of the weather.

Most of New Jersey roadways were seeing delays as well. Speed restrictions were implemented on the major highways while road crews made the roads safe for driving.

New Jersey State Police reported nearly 150 accidents along the roads they patrol.

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