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LAX Traffic Light Amid Flight Delays, Cancellations From East Coast Blizzard

LOS ANGELES ( — Vehicle traffic was light at Los Angeles area airports on Sunday, as travelers apparently shunned the terminals after getting advance word that more than 200 flights in or out of the Southland were cancelled today.

Traffic on LAX roadways was light today. An estimated 212 flights were cancelled and 220 delayed at the Los Angeles, Burbank, Orange County and Ontario airports, all due to the blizzard on the Eastern Seaboard, according to statistics from

Los Angeles-area airports ranked number five on the web site's "misery index" at midafternoon, behind snowbound Newark, Dulles and Charlottesville, and the resulting snafu at Chicago, the web site reported.

But it wasn't flights to the East Coast that were cancelled at LAX, Burbank and other Southland airports. Airplanes and crews were out of position nationwide, and flights to the San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix and Atlanta suffered the most cancellation or delays today, the web site indicated.

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