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Airlines cancel some flights from LAX to blizzard-stricken Northeast [Updated]

December 27, 2010 |  8:10 am

Airlines have canceled about a dozen early Monday flights from Los Angeles International Airport to the Northeast because of airport closures still in effect after a massive blizzard in that region.

United, American, Delta, JetBlue and Virgin America are among the airlines that have canceled early flights to the blizzard-stricken New York, Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas, LAX spokesman Harold Johnson said.

Most flights from Los Angeles to the Northeast -- where more than 20 inches of snow fell in some areas -- could resume as early as 11:30 a.m. once airports in New York and New Jersey are reopened, he said.

Several overnight flights from John Wayne Airport in Orange County to the Northeast were canceled because of the blizzard but there have been no cancellations so far Monday morning, according to a spokeswoman.

[Updated at 8:45 a.m.: As of 8 a.m., 19 flights departing from Los Angeles for several Northeast cities before noon Monday had been canceled, Johnson said. Flights to Philadelphia were delayed by 2 1/2 hours, he said.]

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