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East Coast Blizzard Botches SoCal Flights

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Holiday vacationers may have a little extra time to party down LA-style, as dozens of flights to the East Coast have been canceled as a coastal blizzard blankets North Carolina to Massachusetts, reports LA Live.

All Delta flights from LAX to JFK were cancelled, American grounded 15 flights to Boston, New York, Newark and D.C., United canceled six, and Jet Blue reported delays and cancellations on many of their scheduled flights. More flights cancellations are expected throughout day, and travelers are urged to check the status of all flights before schlepping to the airport.

The storm hit the Midwest on Christmas Eve but the Northeast is expected to get the brunt of the gusty blizzard, reports FOX LA. Forecasters issued a blizzard warning for New York City for Sunday and Monday, Amtrak canceled service between New York and Boston, and Philadelphia declared a snow emergency as of 2:00 p.m. Sunday advising residents to stay off the roads and postponing the NFL Eagles-Vikings game.

Forecasters are predicting 15 to 20 inches of snow with winds over 40 mph in NY, PA and NJ. Baltimore and Washington are expected to get six inches or more of snow, with surrounding areas up to nine inches.