Heavy winds cause delays at New York airports

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Customers in the New York area are being advised to check for flight delays caused by heavy winds.

NEW YORK — Strong winds Monday morning have prompted flight delays at local airports.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory, which is in effect until 10 p.m. Gusts may reach up to 50 mph.

Weather conditions have caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport. LaGuardia has advised passengers to check their flight status with their airline.

Departure traffic destined to LaGuardia is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 53 minutes because of wind conditions, according to the FAA. Departures are delayed by about 15 minutes.

Winds have also caused delays at Newark Airport. Customers are being advised to check for possible flight disruptions with their airlines.

The strongest winds Monday are expected from late morning through the afternoon, according to the National Weather service. The winds may also blow down power lines, knock down trees and cause scattered power outages throughout the New York area.