Crews work to shovel out a path for a Delta Connection flight that skidded off a runway at JFK Airport in New York on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014. (WNBC)
NEW YORK -- Officials announced that John F. Kennedy International Airport was closed Sunday morning because of inclement weather. The announcement came shortly after a plane that had landed at the airport skidded while exiting a runway.
The FAA said Delta Connection 4100, which originated in Toronto and was being flown by Endeavor Air, landed on runway 22 at the airport at 8 a.m. and slid into a snow bank as it was moving toward a taxiway. The plane was towed to the gate with passengers on board.
No injuries were reported, and the FAA is investigating.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, said customers should check with their carriers before making travel plans.
The airport is expected to reopen at around 11:30 a.m., according to the Port Authority.
The FAA also said that there is a traffic management program in effect for planes landing at LaGuardia Airport Sunday morning.
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(WNBC New York)