JFK Airport Briefly Closed After Plane Skids Off Icy Runway

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Officials in New York briefly closed John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday morning after a commuter plane skidded off an icy runway.


JFK airport has been covered with snow over the past few days, Jan. 3, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

Just before 8:30 a.m. ET, the airport posted an alert on its website saying “JFK airport is closed at this time. Please check with your airline before traveling to JFK to determine if your flight is affected.”

None of the 35 passengers on board Delta Flight 4100 from Toronto was injured, according to local media reports.

Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico told CNN the plane skidded into a snow bank while turning onto a taxiway after landing safely.

The plane was towed to the gate, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

About two hours later, the airport tweeted that JFK had reopened.

CNN contributed to this report.