East Coast Winter Storm Cancels Flights at LAX, Other Airports

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A winter storm along the East Coast was affecting millions of people across the country on Friday.


Passengers stand in front of a ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. (Credit: KTLA)

Approximately 100 million people in 22 states were in the path of the storm, but the Northeast was expected to be the hardest-hit, according to the National Weather Service.

The massive storm was also affecting many travelers, including those trying to fly in and out of Los Angeles International Airport.

A total of 47 flights were canceled at LAX between 6 a.m. through 12 midnight on Friday, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.

An estimated 7,050 passengers were impacted by the cancellations.

“Of those flights, 14 were departures and 33 were arrivals to/from the following major Northeastern U.S. airports:  Chicago-O’Hare, Chicago-Midway, Philadelphia, New York-JFK, Newark, Boston, Baltimore and Washington/Dulles,” Castles said in a statement.

All passengers at LAX were cautioned to expect delays of between 15 minutes to an hour on all flights.

About 2,200 flights had been canceled across the nation as of Friday evening, according to FlightAware.com.

KTLA’s Wendy Burch and CNN contributed to this report.