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Two dozen flights canceled at LAX because of East Coast winter storm

Two dozen flights canceled at LAX because of East Coast winter storm
People navigate a slushy intersection near New York City's Union Square on Wednesday. Millions of Americans in the Midwest and Northeast dealt with the latest winter storm. (John Moore / Getty Images)

A winter storm hitting the Midwest and East Coast prompted airlines to cancel two dozen flights scheduled to either depart or arrive at LAX today, airport officials said.

The flights include 19 arrivals and five departures scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The majority of those arriving flights were scheduled from Boston, Chicago and New York, said Amanda Parsons of Los Angeles International Airport.

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Nationwide, 2,571 flights have been delayed and 2,689 canceled that were scheduled within, into or out of the U.S., according to the website FlightAware.

Parsons said travelers should call their airline for the most up-to-date information about their flight.

The National Weather Service said the winter storm Wednesday "will continue moving east and impact areas from the Midwest into New England today."

Weather officials warn of possible heavy snow and temperatures that can be 20 to 40 degrees below average due to the storm system. Freezing rain is also possible for parts of the Northern mid-Atlantic coast into southern New England.

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