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Thousands Of Flights Canceled As Blizzard Hits Northeast

More than 5,000 flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled due to the huge Northeast blizzard – and that number is only expected to rise.

Last updated on January 27, 2015, at 7:22 a.m. ET

Posted on January 26, 2015, at 12:10 p.m. ET

Thousands of flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled ahead of a potentially historic blizzard bearing down on the Northeast U.S.

Seth Wenig / AP

More than 2,800 flights were canceled on Monday and nearly 4,000 on Tuesday, according to FlightAware.com.

That number is extremely likely to rise as long as the storm sticks around, a spokesman for FlightAware.com told BuzzFeed News.

Seth Wenig / AP

The storm, which could to bring as many as 3 feet of snow in New York City and up to 75 mph winds, has the potential to cripple air travel in and out of several states.

NOW: Current scene at New York's LGA and JFK's airport. 2,000 flights cancelled, 600 of them from NYC. #NYCblizzard

Alex Macheras@AlexInAirFollow

NOW: Current scene at New York's LGA and JFK's airport. 2,000 flights cancelled, 600 of them from NYC. #NYCblizzard

11:27 AM - 26 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Logan Airport in Boston announced it was canceling all flights in and out after 7 p.m. on Monday night.

Passengers at Logan airport racing to get out of boston before the blizzard #7news

Steve Cooper@scooperon7Follow

Passengers at Logan airport racing to get out of boston before the blizzard #7news

10:10 AM - 26 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

US Airways and American Airlines are planning to suspend flights as of Monday afternoon at airports in Philadelphia, Newark, LaGuardia, JFK, and Boston, a spokesperson said.

Cancellations for the combined operations are 626 for today and 970 for tomorrow.

Flights to the Northeast were affected at airports as far away as San Diego.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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