Nightly News   |  February 08, 2013

Travel ban enforced in CT and MA

LaGuardia was virtually empty Friday evening as 4,700 flights were canceled nationwide. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.

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>> as they say during storms like this if you're not where you want to be already, there's little use in trying. that means rails, roads and especially the air space along the northeast. nbc's rehema ellis is at new york 's laguardia airport . she was ordered outside the airport when the inside was shut down late today. raheema, good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian. this is how the storm is impacting travel. look here at one of the country's busiest airports. new york 's laguardia is virtually empty on a friday evening. the monitors inside the terminal tell the story. more than 1,800 cancellations at new york 's area airports. connecticut's bradley international airport shut down earlier today. 4,700 flights were cancelled nationwide. yesterday, today and tomorrow. good news for passengers, airlines waived the cabs legislation fees, encouraging passengers to make other plans. overnight, 200 pieces of snow removal equipment will be used to clean the planes and runways, hoping to get operations back on track sometime sunday. and speaking of tracks, amtrak has shut down service between new york and boston with limited service tomorrow. and as ron mott mentioned, a travel ban is in place in connecticut and massachusetts. and so no matter how you look at it, this storm is making it hard to get around. brian?

>> rehema ellis at a very quiet laguardia airport tonight. thanks.