NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Foggy conditions shut down part of the New Jersey Turnpike and sparked major delays at local airports Friday night.
The New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur was shut down in both directions late Friday between the Vince Lombari Service Area and Interchange 14 due to the dense fog.
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Meanwhile, the low clouds led some arriving flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport to be delayed by an average of 5 hours and 12 minutes. Some departing flights were delayed by an average 5 hours and 5 minutes.
The delays come at the end of a messy several days at JFK, during which a a snowstorm created days of chaos, a water pipe burst in Terminal 4, and numerous travelers were left with their bags nowhere to be found.
Some arriving flights at Newark Liberty International Airport were delayed by 2 hours and 27 minutes, while some departing flights there were delayed by 2 hours and 14 minutes.
Friday was also a difficult day for Newark Airport. Earlier in the day, a manhole fire outside the airport forced officials to evacuate a section of Terminal C.
At LaGuardia Airport, some arriving flights were delayed an average of 2 hours and 52 minutes, while some departing flights were delayed by an average of 2 hours and 14 minutes.
CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported as of the late afternoon, visibility in some areas was dramatically reduced. While visibility stood at 9 miles in New York City, it was only 0.1 mile in Woodmere, Long Island, and 0.3 mile in Stamford, Connecticut.
The fog is expected to continue for most of the night. Temperatures could still measure 60 degrees at 2 a.m. as rain continues, but temperatures will drop dramatically and quickly to 40 for the city by 7 a.m., 30 by noon.