Blizzard of 2010 in Pictures: Travel Delays

(Blizzard 2010 story updated with information that JFK Airport is experiencing 5 hour delays, while Metro North, LIRR and NJ Transit have restored limited services.)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Holiday travelers are stranded in airports along the East Coast as the winter snowstorm caused most airlines to cancel and delay flights and some airports to shut down completely.

New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports shut down on Sunday after the region was hit with up to 15 inches of snow.

LaGuardia reopened at 4 p.m. on Monday, while JFK and Newark remained closed until 6 p.m., according to the FAA Web site.

Jet Blue ( JBLU), US Airways ( LCC), Delta Airlines ( DAL) and Southwest Airlines ( LUV) are still experiencing delays and cancellations at many east coast airports as crews try to clear runways of the accumulating snow.

The Weather Channel reported that snowfall was expected to diminish from south to north today, but strong winds of up to 60 miles per hour created significant blowing and drifting conditions that made driving and flying extremely difficult.

Airport crews worked to remove the accumulating snow from the runways at all of the major airports along the coast. However, even though the snowfall has generally subsided, wind continues to hinder removal efforts by blowing snow back onto the tarmacs.

Snow began falling in the southeast region of the U.S. on Saturday, and the storm moved up the East Coast Sunday into Monday. Winter weather advisories were announced along the coast in the face of blizzard conditions. Roads remained treacherous while Amtrak rail service experienced major delays and several cancellations.

Click through the slideshow on the following pages for up-to-date information on today's transportation closings and cancellations, and to learn how the 2010 East Coast blizzard is affecting travelers throughout the nation.

Canceled flights are displayed on a monitor at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., as a winter storm heads up the East coast on Sunday, Dec. 26.

Reagan National Airport is, for its part, open and operating. Still, many flights in and out of Virginia have been canceled or delayed due to Sunday's winter storm.

As airports along the coast work to resume their operations, airlines urge passengers to check and confirm their flights, as some flights could be canceled or delayed if the aircraft's route includes a snow-affected airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced that several airports in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were shut down as a result of the dangerous winter conditions. (Information on airport closings and delays on the next slide)

A grounded passenger sleeps on a luggage conveyor belt at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, Dec. 27.

Newark Airport closed around 10 p.m. on Dec. 26, followed by La Guardia's closing on Dec. 27 at 4 a.m. La Guardia reopened on Monday at 4 p.m. while Newark's reopen time was pushed back to 6 p.m. from its original 4 p.m.

JFK also closed on Sunday at around 8:15 p.m. and its reopening was delayed to 6 p.m. on Monday from its original scheduled reopening at 4 p.m. The FAA is reporting that JFK is currently experiencing delays averaging 5 hours and 5 minutes.

The Tweed-New Haven Airport closed on Sunday at 7 p.m. and did not reopen until after 7 p.m. on Monday. The Long Island Mac Arthur Airport was closed since 8 a.m. Monday morning and was expected to reopen 1 p.m. today, however that time was pushed back until 5 p.m. as the airport crew worked to clear the runways.

The Atlantic City International Airport was closed on Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. ET and was set to reopen today at 12 p.m. ET, however it did not open until 6 p.m. Monday evening.

Boston Logan remained open throughout the storm but many airlines are still unable to fly into or out of the airport. Airlines resumed operations Monday afternoon, but not without delays. Philadelphia International Airport is also still experiencing some minor delays.

A Delta plane is seen grounded at Newark Airport on Sunday as airline workers try to rebook stranded passengers and possibly add flights after the winter storm caused thousands of flight cancellations.

JetBlue announced it plans to waive flight-change fees for its customers traveling into and out of most of the major cities on the East Coast between Saturday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 27. Customers will be able to rebook through Friday, Jan. 14.

Airtran ( AAI) says it will allow passengers scheduled to travel to, from or through the affected cities from Dec. 25 through Monday, Dec. 27 to adjust their travel dates up to three days before or five days after their originally scheduled date of travel without change fees or fare adjustments.

US Airways has issued a travel advisory and will waive change fees for travelers affected by the snowstorm from Dec. 25 at 4 a.m. ET through Dec. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Passengers can move an entire trip up to 7 days before or after its scheduled departure date at no fee.

Delta has canceled hundreds of flights, mostly between North and South Carolina and Boston, while Continental ( CAL) canceled a few hundred flights as well, mostly out of Newark airport.

Dentist Will DeBonis of New York City cross-country skis along a nearly deserted Central Park West as he tries to get to work on Monday morning.

The commute for many workers in New York City was a rough one after the Metro North rail system shut down Monday morning due to the storm.

As of 1 p.m. Monday, limited service on Metro North Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines had been restored. Certain trains were operating hourly and making all local stops. Other trains were operating on a Sunday schedule with some cancellations.

The MTA urged its customers to stay home on Monday if possible, as the Hudson Rail Link bus service was shut down due to blizzard conditions, including high winds and snowdrifts.

Today, limited service has been restored on several rail and subway lines for the morning rush hour. MTA crews continue to work to clear up snow from the tracks and switches. The Harlem Line will be running on a Saturday schedule this morning and Bee-Line buses will operate on regular schedule, except for Routes 8, 30 and 32, which are running on standard snow detours.

Amtrak suspended service between Boston and New York on Sunday night. It has resumed its service with some possible delays and service adjustments.

Long Island Railroad commuter trains are idled on the west side of Manhattan on Monday morning as a treacherous storm has caused the railroad to suspend service on all lines.

The entire LIRR passenger service was suspended on Monday due to the blizzard, which brought high winds, heavy snow and limited visibility to the area.

LIRR authorities said that the suspension would continue until "safe and reliable service can be restored."

High winds and drifting snow challenged cleanup efforts. LIRR also said that a number of stranded cars on tracks hindered the recovery.

Today limited service has been restored and most of its trains will be operating hourly. Off-peak fares will be in effect today and New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR fares from certain stops including Hunterspoint Avenue, Long Island City, Atlantic Avenue Terminal, Jamaica and Penn Station.

A bicycle is buried in snow in the early morning hours in Manhattan's East Village today after the winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow in some parts of New York City.

Commuters from the New Jersey area were unable to take the train into the city early Monday morning as services were temporarily suspended due to inclement weather. As of 10:15 a.m. Monday morning, the North Jersey Coast Line service had been restored.

All rail service is operating on the enhanced weekend schedule on all other lines except the Atlantic City rail line service, which will follow a regular weekday schedule, due to "continued severe weather conditions and anticipated low ridership," NJ Transit said on its Web site.

New Jersey transit bus service was restored at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. NJ Transit says that bus customers should expect possible delays based on local road conditions and allow extra travel time.

NJ Transit continues to advise its customers to travel only if absolutely necessary.

-- Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston.

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