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Flight Disruptions Swell as Storms Hit Northeast US Airports

Airlines canceled more than 1,260 US flights Friday as thunderstorms stretched from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic, with threats of flash flooding in some areas by evening. About 5,390 flights were delayed.

The New York and Washington areas were among the most effected by the service disruptions. The Federal Aviation Administration blocked departing flights headed for New York’s LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles International airports for part of the afternoon, and warned about delays extending to as long as 103 minutes through the evening.