Northeast Snow Cancels at Least 20 Bay Area Flights

Some passengers are left stranded for hours.

Saturday, Dec 14, 2013  |  Updated 6:49 PM PDT
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A fast-moving storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow in the Northeast this weekend, and Bay Area airlines are already canceling flights because of bad weather. NBC Bay Area's Monte Francis reports from SFO.

A fast-moving storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow in the Northeast this weekend, and Bay Area airlines are already canceling flights because of bad weather. NBC Bay Area's Monte Francis reports from SFO.

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Northeast Storm Causing Delays at Bay Area Airports

A fast-moving storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow in the Northeast this weekend, and airlines are already canceling flights because of bad weather. NBC Bay Area's Rob Mayeda has the forecast.
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At Bay Area airports, at least 20 flights have been canceled, leaving passengers stranded for hours.

A fast-moving storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow in the Northeast this weekend, and airlines are already canceling flights because of bad weather.

More than 900 flights have been canceled so far across the U.S. Saturday, and that is having a ripple effect here in the Bay Area.

Twelve flights have been canceled at San Francisco International Airport so far because of the weather on the East Coast, and 43 others have been delayed.

At terminal 3 at SFO, United Airlines passengers appear to be the most affected. United has canceled the most flights so far

Airlines have canceled a total of 940 flights Saturday nationwide, most of them in New York, Chicago, and Newark, N.J. And about 40 percent of the flights in-and-out of Newark have have been canceled today because of the snowy weather.

A woman at SFO said her flight on United to New York was canceled tonight, and she is hoping to get out of the Bay Area on another flight.

"My husband is on the phone with the airline to see if they can get us on an earlier flight," passenger Alicia Singh said. "Otherwise, we have to go home and come back tomorrow."

A dozen departing flights here at SFO were canceled today, and with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas of the Northeast and the Midwest this weekend, it is always best to check with your airline before you come to the airport.

There were no cancellations to report at Oakland International Airport or Mineta San Jose.

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