THOUSANDS of flights have been cancelled and major airports closed across the US east coast as winter storms bring heavy snow and high winds.
The New York and Boston areas have been among the hardest hit, with JFK airport closed today amid white-out conditions and 12cm of snow on the runways.
La Guardia was also closed, while Newark cancelled most flights while reducing operations to a single runway.
USA Today reports more than 4,000 flights have been cancelled throughout the region.
Some flights have been diverted from the New York area to airports including Washington, Detroit and Philadelphia, while knock-on effects are creating delays in other regions.
Further disruption is expected tomorrow as storms persist.