January 23, 2016 12:33 pm
Updated: January 23, 2016 4:40 pm

Dozens of Toronto flights delayed, cancelled as massive snowstorm batters U.S.

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TORONTO — Flight delays and cancellations continue at Toronto’s Pearson airport as a major snowstorm blankets the U.S. east coast.

More than 60 Saturday flights from Pearson, mostly with destinations on the eastern seaboard, were either delayed or cancelled, as were dozens of arrivals, according to the airport’s website.

Pearson officials are advising travellers to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

Porter airlines has also cancelled several weekend flights.

Canadian travellers are getting off light compared to their U.S. counterparts though; nearly 10,000 flights were cancelled from Friday through Sunday, according to the website Flightaware.com.

Eleven U.S. states have declared states of emergency and much of the northeastern U.S. is under blizzard warnings as a storm clobbers major cities. Washington D.C. is buried under 33 centimetres of snow  and parts of New York state are expected to receive as much as 60 cm.

As many as 12 people have died in the storm, including six in North Carolina.

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