DENVER (CBS4)– A winter storm blowing through the Midwest and Northeast has forced some airlines to cancel flights to those areas.

Thursday morning 18 flights had been cancelled from Denver International Airport to the Northeast and Chicago. Of those, four were departing for Chicago, five for Boston, one to Hartford, Conn., three to Newark, N.J., three to LaGuardia in New York and two to Philadelphia, Penn.

DIA said operations at the airport are normal but this afternoon operations could be complicated due to the storm on the East Coast.

Snow began falling overnight in parts of New England and New York, but forecasters say it’s likely to get a lot heavier later Thursday. Temperatures are expected to plummet.

Boston is looking at up to 14 inches of snow, and Long Island up to 10 inches with strong wind gusts.

According to the aviation tracking website, about 1,400 flights have been canceled nationwide for Thursday.


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