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Morning fog delays flights at LAX; more Sandy cancellations

October 30, 2012 |  9:04 am

This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

Heavy fog near Los Angeles International Airport has forced delays for departing flights Tuesday morning, airport officials said.

An LAX spokesperson reported via Twitter that the FAA has implemented a ground stop due to the fog. There was no immediate word how long the halt would be in place.

[Updated at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 30: The FAA has lifted the ground stop and flights are resuming at LAX, officials said.]

More flights in and out of Los Angeles were also canceled as Sandy continued to wreak havoc across the Northeast.

The massive storm is continuing to generate pounding rains, heavy snow and turbulent winds in several northeastern states.

On Monday morning, 10 airlines at LAX reported 182 cancellations, including 92 departures and 90 arrivals, of flights bound to or from cities in the East and Midwest.

Los Angeles Times business reporter Hugo Martin reported that flight cancellations nationwide Monday had reached nearly 14,000, with thousands stranded at airports. Most of the cancellations were at airports in the storm zone, including New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Passengers flying out of LAX can check the status of their flights online.

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