NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A massive traffic jam Monday on the roads leading to LaGuardia Airport forced some people to abandon cabs and walk along the highway to try to make their flights.
The traffic backed up starting in the mid afternoon and remained backed up for miles into the late evening. SkyFoxHD showed a long line of brake lights leading to the airport.
The Port Authority blamed several factors for the issue. A large number of people were descending on the airport after days of flight cancelations, the aftermath of a vehicle fire in the area, and congestion on the Grand Central Parkway.
Things were so bad that Notify NYC sent out an alert at 9:22 p.m. warning of extensive traffic delays in the LaGuardia Airport area.