Some flights canceled in Salt Lake due to storm in northeast

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Severe weather in the northeast is cramping travel plans across the country, including Salt Lake City.

Some travelers face a number of delays and cancellations at Salt Lake International Airport, specifically for flights to and from the northeast such as New York, Boston, Newark and Philadelphia. Those areas are overwhelmed with snow.


By 10 a.m. 10 flights coming in or out of Salt Lake had been canceled. More than 1,000 more flights were canceled across the country.

One traveler at New York's LaGuardia Airport said, "Our flights are canceled and rescheduled to Wednesday, so hopefully we can get out Wednesday."

Airlines are scrambling to rebook passengers, but normal service is not expected until Tuesday.

A woman named Marie is traveling to Tucson, Ariz. "I'm afraid I'm going to be spending the night in Dallas; hope not," she said.

Most passengers flying from Salt Lake are optimistic about their travel plans. Those headed to destinations in the west say they aren't worried.

Russ is bound for Portland, Ore. "I saw that the airports (in the northeast) are closed. We're not going that way. We don't care about that," he said.

Getting information on delays and cancellations hasn't been easy. Calls to Delta Air Lines resulted in a recorded message. And some airline websites were not up-to-date either.

Airport authorities recommend checking the Federal Aviation Administration's website for the latest delays, cancellations and airport closures.

Several airports are still closed in the northeast, including all three of New York's major airports.

The FAA reports delays at Salt Lake International are 15 minutes or less.


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