A winter storm is snarling road travel and forcing airlines to delay and cancel flights up and down the East Coast.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported 675 canceled flights Wednesday morning at LaGuardia Airport. Kennedy Airport had 300 cancellations and Newark Liberty 440.
Every flight in and out of Boston's Logan Airport was delayed. Philadelphia's airport reported about 20 dozen canceled outbound flights and 100 canceled arrivals.
About 22 inches of snow has fallen in Ridgefield, Conn., and 18 inches in Danbury. State police there have responded to about 500 spinouts, fender-benders and stranded vehicles.
Lt. J. Paul Vance says troopers are busy "going from one stranded vehicle to another." He says snow has blocked some ramps.
$2.5-billion figure represents lost productivity, hotel expenses and meals, according to a new analysis.
As fines near, airlines pick cancellations over delays.
JetBlue canceled 215 flights Friday because of a winter storm on the East Coast, aiming to avoid the days of cancellations and criticism that followed a storm last month.