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More Flight Cancellations Plague East Coast Ahead of Third Storm

If you’re planning to fly in the East Coast region, it might be best to wait until spring.

Flight cancellations are already beginning ahead of the third winter storm to hit the region in 10 days. Delta Air Lines Inc. said it will pre-emptively scrap about 175 flights Tuesday, with more cancellations likely. And more than 500 flights due to fly in or out of Boston’s Logan International Airport on Tuesday have already been canceled, according to FlightAware.com.

New York could get 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of snow by early Tuesday, with more falling on eastern Long Island and coastal Connecticut, the National Weather Service said. Between 12 and 17 inches may hit Boston and eastern Massachusetts.

The past two storms brought thousands of flight cancellations, including the more than 2,500 flights that were scrapped on March 7. More than half of trips to and from Newark and LaGuardia airports were scrubbed. And it wasn’t much better on land: Metro-North Railroad suspended commuter service and Amtrak trains stopped running between New York and Boston.

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