Irene stops flights and rail service, but now airlines are beginning to resume service. As of Friday, August 26th, 2011 over 12,500 flights were cancelled as a precautionary measure just in case Irene hit. On Monday, 1,300 flights were still cancelled, and many subway routes were still closed to the public.
The JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports were the ones most affected, and are now gradually resuming service as normal. In addition to several subway routes, the storm Irene affected Amtrack service, particularly on Washington and Philadelphia, the northeast corridor.
The primary reason for flight and rail cancellations was flooding and power outages. Travelers and residents may want to consult Flightaware.com and similar tracking services.
More info about flight and rail openings and closures can be found here:
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