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Nor'easter starting to delay air travel across country

Makayla Zurn

Nor'easter starting to delay air travel across country

By Makayla Zurn. CREATED Nov 8, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The people who were just starting to recover from Superstorm Sandy are dealing with a new mess this morning.

A powerful nor'easter has hit the region and heavy snow is falling on top of the destruction on the East Coast.

The storm is dropping wet snow, sleet and rain with wind guests up to 60 miles an hour and is causing widespread power outages.

And in New Jersey, there is a mandatory evacuation for several coastline communities.

The storm isn't just affecting those on the East Coast though.

For the second time in two weeks, airlines have been forced to cancel flights because of winter storms.

So far, 1,700 flights have been canceled.

This latest storm is weaker than Sandy, which flooded airport runways and canceled more than 20,000 flights but it is expected to cut through the busiest airspace in the nation.

So far, airlines are canceling flights in and out of Newark, NJ, La Guardia, John F. Kennedy, Philadelphia and O'Hare International.

Similar to the cancellations that took place because of Superstorm Sandy, airline passengers will not be charged to rebook their flights.

So far, there have not been any cancellations or delays at McCarran International Airport but passengers should keep a close eye on their flights if they are leaving in the next few days.