East Coast blizzard cancels dozens of flights in sunny Los Angeles

"Due to strong winds and whiteout conditions, flights at JFK have been temporarily suspended", the airport tweeted. At Los Angeles International Airport, all United Airlines flights heading to New York Thursday morning and afternoon were all canceled. The average flight is being delayed 16 minutes thanks to weather-related issues sich as de-icing planes and snowy runways.

Almost 5,000 US flights were canceled Thursday because of the heavy snow storm along the East Coast, and travelers at BWI Airport are scrambling to find alternate ways to reach their final destinations.

The storm has prompted thousands of canceled flights along the eastern seaboard.

Almost 900 flights already canceled for Friday around the county. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in wide effect, and wind gusts hit more than 70 miles per hour in some places.

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Travelers should contact their airlines to learn about flight disruptions. Flights are to resume at 7 a.m. Friday.

If you do have to get connecting flights, make sure you have plenty of time from flight A to flight B in case flight A gets delayed. American suspended its shuttle service between LaGuardia and either Boston or Washington, D.C., and canceled all departures from Boston; Hartford, Conn.; and Providence, R.I. The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said flights will resume at 7 a.m. on Friday at JFK.

Miami International Airport canceled more than double that and Palm Beach International Airport had over 40 cancellations.

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