Blizzard blamed for JFK Airport backlog
The blizzard may be over, but it is still causing major problems at JFK airport this weekend.
Officials say there has been a backlog of flights at the airport following the storm-caused cancellations earlier this week.
Many frustrated passengers tell News 12 they were stuck on the tarmac after landing Friday night. They then say they had to wait again to get their bags.
News 12 also fielded calls overnight from Long Island residents who were waiting in crowded terminals to board their delayed flights.
In a statement, the Port Authority said it is "working diligently with the FAA, airlines, and individual terminal operators to limit the arrival of flights into JFK Airport, until there are adequate gates available to handle the backlog of flights due to recovery of flight schedules in the wake of Thursday's storm."