The fierce conditions left almost 5,000 flights canceled across the country.
For some travelers at MIA, the storm up east meant they were staying put.
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Due to strong winds and whiteout conditions, flights at JFK have been temporarily suspended. A Singapore Airlines jumbo jet, Flight 26 from Frankfurt, Germany, was forced to land at the smaller Stewart International Airport in New Windsor in Orange County, according to FlightAware.
All flights have been suspended at John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport due to "wind and white out conditions", Port Authority officials said.
The National Weather Service was forecasting record low temperatures for 28 major cities in the mid-Atlantic states, NY and across New England by early Sunday.
Michael O'Keeffe covers Suffolk County police and other Long Island law-enforcement agencies. The major travel hub is expected to receive between 6 and 10 inches of snow, Cuomo said. "If you are booked to travel there, confirm your flight status with your air carrier". Amtrak reduced service between NY and Boston, and also Springfield, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., and canceled trains between Washington, D.C., and Newport News and Norfolk, Virginia.
For travelers who use Greyhound, buses running between Montreal, Boston, New York, Washington and Atlantic City were also canceled.