Up and down the east coast, thousands of flights canceled

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Hundreds of flights at Logan International Airport, and thousands along the east coast, were canceled Tuesday as the northeastern United States hunkered down for a major late-season snow storm.
According to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s website, a few flights out of Logan managed to take off early this morning ahead of significant snowfall. But most planes scheduled to depart from Boston Tuesday have been called off, as have the majority of planned arrivals.
The flight tracking website, FlightAware, reports that more than 800 combined arrivals and departures at Logan have been scrapped. Other airports with big cancellation figures include Newark Liberty International in New Jersey, with more than 1,000; LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports in New York, with more than 800 apiece; and Baltimore-Washington International, with about 500, according to FlightAware.
A high number of flights have also been cancelled at smaller regional airports, like T.F. Green in Providence, Manchester-Boston Regional in New Hampshire, and Portland International Jetport in Maine.
On Monday, Massport warned that it expected nearly every Tuesday flight to be dropped and encouraged travelers to contact their airlines to check on the status of their flights. The state agency, which runs Logan, said it would work throughout the day to clear snow from runways and would keep the airfield open “unless conditions make snow removal operations unsafe.”

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