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East Coast Blizzard Causes Flight Cancellations, Delays At SFO

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Snowstorms on the East Coast have caused a number of flight cancellations at Bay Area airports Monday morning.

At San Francisco International Airport, 25 arriving flights and eight departures were canceled due to the stormy weather that brought air traffic to a standstill at airports in Boston, New York and Newark, SFO Duty Manager Bob Rotiski said.

United Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Virgin America were among the affected carriers.

Rotiski said some East Coast airports that have been shut down were hoping to reopen at 1 p.m. PST, which would allow planes scheduled to depart Monday afternoon to take off from SFO.

Two JetBlue Airways flights scheduled to depart for New York from Oakland International Airport Monday morning have been canceled, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

There were no East Coast-bound flights scheduled to take off Monday morning from Mineta San Jose International Airport, though two red-eye flights bound for Boston and New York were canceled Sunday night, San Jose airport spokesman David Vossbrink said.

Air passengers traveling out of the Bay Area should check with their airlines before leaving for the airport.

(© CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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