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Airlines Cancel More Than 8,300 Flights, All NYC-Area Airports Close as Hurricane Irene Approaches

Shepard Smith told us moments ago that airlines are cancelling more than 8,300 flights this weekend as Irene hits the East Coast. Below is the latest from the Associated Press.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Travelers across the country are facing days of grief ahead as thousands of flights are being cancelled because of Hurricane Irene.

Airlines are scrapping more than 8,300 flights this weekend, grounding passengers as Irene sweeps up the East Coast.

All New York City-area airports will be closed to arriving flights beginning at noon on Saturday, when the city's public transportation system shuts down.

The biggest airlines, United Continental Holdings Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc., canceled thousands of flights each.

The airlines declined to say how many passengers would be affected by the hurricane.

Bus and train service has also been hit. Greyhound has suspended service between Richmond, Va. and Boston. Amtrak is reducing its Northeast schedule on Saturday and cancelling all trains from Washington to Boston on Sunday.

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