Northeast air travel resumes as JFK, Newark reopen

Water still covers the tarmac at LaGuardia.

Air travelers stranded in the Northeast are a little closer to getting home.

Two of New York City's three major airports are open. Flights are slowly resuming at John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International. LaGuardia is still closed.

Airlines say they are beginning limited service in New York after Hurricane Sandy shut down air travel in the Northeast earlier this week.

Travelers hoping to fly out of New York on Wednesday are being told to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

Delta Air Lines Inc. says it hopes to resume flying at LaGuardia on Thursday. However, airport authorities say they don't know yet when LaGuardia will reopen.

Airports in Washington and Philadelphia re-opened on Tuesday.

Limited subway service

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says limited subway service will resume in New York City on Thursday.

Cuomo also says limited commuter rail service on the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North railroad will resume at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

He says subway service will be supplemented with buses between Manhattan and Brooklyn. He says more details will be released later.

The floodwaters that poured into New York's deepest subway tunnels because of Hurricane Sandy and the hybrid storm it spawned pose the biggest obstacle to the city's recovery.

Many tunnels that carry trains were flooded by the storm, which represents the worst natural disaster in the transit system's 108-year history.

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