.

'Hercules' Storm Strands Passengers at LAX

Check with your airline before heading to the airport.

A winter storm elsewhere in the nation has impacted travelers at Los Angeles International Airport.
A winter storm elsewhere in the nation has impacted travelers at Los Angeles International Airport.

A massive winter storm battering the East Coast and Midwest resulted in the cancellations of several flights at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded or scrambling for alternate transportation.

As of mid-afternoon, 16 departing flights had been canceled at LAX, along with three arriving flights, according to airport spokesman Marshall Lowe.

Passengers were advised to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.

The delays came on one of the busiest travel days of the year, with thousands of people looking to return home after the holidays. As many as 200,000 people were expected to pass through LAX Thursday, according to the airport.

The winter storm, dubbed "Hercules," grounded hundreds of flights in cities including New York, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. Thousands more were delayed.

The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for Long Island, northeastern and southern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, southern Maine and Cape Cod. More than a foot of snow fell in some areas near Chicago, according to the NWS.

- City News Service

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something