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East Coast snow affects flights

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it’s canceled about 850 flights today, including regional fights, because of the winter storm moving up the East Coast.

A spokesman says it represents about a sixth of the airline’s daily total. He says the cancelations are “concentrated from the Carolinas through New York.”

American Airlines says flights through Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia will probably be canceled after 2 or 3 p.m. today, with late starts expected tomorrow morning.

Continental Airlines has canceled 250 departures from Newark Liberty International Airport outside New York City. United Airlines canceled dozens of departures today from New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other cities.

AirTran and Southwest Airlines also canceled flights, mostly in or out of Washington Dulles, Baltimore and Newark.

Most carriers are waiving the fees they normally charge for one-time changes in affected areas. They’re urging passengers to make changes through their websites.

(Copyright: The Associated Press)

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