Storm Prompts Flight Cancellations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa Airlines are canceling flights as a snowstorm moves from the Midwest toward the Northeast.

About 940 flights have been canceled because of the storm. Nearly 350 flights into and out of Newark, N.J., have been scrubbed, and 172 at Chicago's O'Hare airport have been called off. ExpressJet and United have canceled the most flights so far.

A spokesman for FlightAware, a website that tracks commercial airlines, says about 40 percent of Newark's 900 flights have been cut. He says if the weather gets much worse, American Airlines and Delta may be forced to cancel more flights in New York and Chicago.

Chicago is expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow by late afternoon.

Before the weekend is over, forecasters say much of New England could see 6 to 12 inches of snow, with as much as 14 inches possible along the Maine coast. Areas north and west of New York City and interior Pennsylvania could get 8 inches or more. Parts of Ohio are expected to get about 6 inches.

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