Delays of more than 2 1/2 hours at JFK, Newark airports

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Posted: Nov 14, 2015 9:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Some arriving to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark International Airport in New Jersey are experiencing more than 2 1/2 hour delays.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration says Saturday evening's delays are being caused by "an external communications problem" that is affecting air traffic control facilities. The agency says technicians are working to quickly resolve the issue.

Flights taking off from the airports were also being delayed more than hour.

Representatives for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates both airports, did not immediately return a call for comment.

Delays were also reported at LaGuardia, Long Island MacArthur, Westchester County and Teterboro airports.

The FAA is encouraging people to check with their airlines to see if their flights are affected.