Flights canceled as storm heads up East Coast
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(CNN) -- A winter storm intensified Saturday night as it moved up the East Coast, causing airlines to cancel dozens of flights after up to 14 inches of snow was forecast for some areas by Sunday evening.
There were no reports of airports closing, but the nor'easter prompted many cities to place all their snow plows in service.
Delta Air Lines planned to cancel its Sunday flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport and airports in Newark, New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; and Providence, Rhode Island. In a written statement, the airline said Delta Shuttle operations between New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., also will be suspended.
At Philadelphia International Airport, spokesman Mark Pesce said 30 percent of its arrivals and departures had been canceled, and several airlines planned to either shut down overnight or offer only limited service.
Among these airlines were American, Southwest, Air Jamaica, Continental, Northwest, AirTran and Delta. The airport's biggest carrier, US Airways, was still operating.
At LaGuardia in New York, Delta also canceled flights for Delta Song and Delta Shuttle, and American Airlines canceled its Sunday flights. No time was given for resuming service, according to a recorded message. Most of the other carriers had canceled flights until after noon Sunday.
Delta was to limit operations Sunday at several other airports.
The storm was expected to dump up to a foot of snow overnight in parts of New York; Washington; Boston and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As much as 14 inches could fall in Boston, and 15 inches in New Jersey, said CNN meteorologist Monica McNeal. Watch as snow begins to accumulate in New Jersey -- 1:00)
The heaviest snowfall was expected along the Interstate 95 corridor, she said. By 8 p.m., winds were blowing from the northeast, just south of New York, at about 30 mph and sweeping in from the east, southeast of Washington at 25 mph.
Blizzard warnings were posted for parts of New York until 4 p.m. Sunday, and winds gusts in the region could reach 60 mph, she said.
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