Winter storm blankets Northeast, leads to canceled flights
New Yorkers, seen battling last month's blizzard, are preparing for another round of snow this weekend.
January 7th, 2011
10:28 AM ET

Winter storm blankets Northeast, leads to canceled flights

With memories of a monster Christmas blizzard still fresh, another blast of winter began charging across eastern states Friday, with snow predicted as far south as middle Georgia.

A large complex winter system stretched across the northeast Friday, making for messy commutes in cities like Philadelphia. The good news? The storm was moving fast and wasn't predicted to paralyze the area as the massive storm did less than two weeks ago.

But by Friday morning, 49 flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport had been canceled as snow blanketed runways and hampered pilot visibility, according to spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Several major airlines - including American, United/Continental, U.S. Airways and Delta - announced that customers could voluntarily reschedule flights to and from snow-affected areas without penalty.

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  1. end 'o' days

    i keep tellin ya all 1st dead birds then kidney removals now this!REPENT

    January 7, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      hehe, good one!

      January 7, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. drap

    here we go again.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |

    Nobody needs to be flying any way. Who can afford it? And where are you going?

    January 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Veritas

    Lets see if the supervisors drink beer and slow the cleanup this time. Hopefully not as lives depend on them.

    January 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the rumsfeld gucci concept

    storms happen.. Do the math..recession equals slim advertisers.. So who has the deepest pockets of victimhood? Cry us a river but soon enough bevis and butthead america will have to actually or at least be good at something other than the advertisers internet. Maybe snow shevels? Notice how on one day its tears for european tuition and tunisia and on the next it is look at how great WE are.. Second choice..break out the snow shovels. Facebook can wait andthose deep pocket advertisers need your money just like starbucks and linsay lohan. The real world is not you.. Disneyland is you...they are hiring now also. Drink up.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the rumsfeld gucci concept

    missing word.. Guess? Work

    January 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Oh, weep not for the serpent that comes. Await for it in the protective covenant that thou can prepare. The green shall become white, and the day shall be as grey as a mountain lion. Fear not, you will provide warmth as the warmth of the sun fails you, oh dear people of the North East.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |

    how come since there so close to the ocean why dont they have a pipe that brings in salt water and sprays it on the street?

    January 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. thc#lisc#420

    he he he....did he say pipe?

    January 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |