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British Airways cancels flights to US due to storm

British Airways has suspended or delayed flights to several cities across the north east of America this morning due to heavy snowing.

More than 7,700 flights have been cancelled to and from cities across the area hit by heavy snowing and blizzard conditions.

7,700 flights in and out of US cancelled due to storm

Tow trucks prepare to remove an illegally parked car after a travel ban was put in place in New Haven, Connecticut. Credit: Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin

More than 7,700 flights in and out of the north east of the US have been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

The cancellations come as forecasters predict the snow storm that has already battered many US cities including Boston, New York and Philadelphia will built into a blizzard.

The brunt of the storm is expected to hit this morning. Many of the cancelled flights will not take off again until tomorrow. New York mayor Bill de Blasio urged people to go home and stay home.

This will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the history of New York City

– Bill de Blasio

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Stations across New Jersey closed ahead of blizzard

Commuter and railway stations across the US state of New Jersey appearred empty this morning, after a state of emergency was declared last night.

Cities and towns across the north east of the US have shut down ahead of a monster storm expected over the next few hours.

New York's City's subway systems and buses shut down completely at 11pm last night. Commuter trains across the north east stopped overnight.

Airlines cancel 3,000 US flights as blizzard hits

Airlines have cancelled around 3,000 US flights as a "life-threatening" blizzard arrives in the north-east of the country.

New York authorities said "virtually all" flights at LaGuardia Airport would be cancelled on Tuesday and cancellations at John F Kennedy International Airport would be "significant."

An airport worker de-ices an airplane at LaGuardia Airport yesterday. Credit: Reuters
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New Yorkers told to get off roads as blizzard approaches

Emergency alerts have been sent to all mobile phones in New York warning people to get their vehicles off the road by 11pm local - 4am UK time.

Minimum fines of $300 will be imposed on those breaching the curfew - already the streets are deserted.

Forecasters have warned of a 'potentially historic' blizzard in parts of north-east US. Credit: ITV News/Emma Murphy

North-east US shuts down as blizzard approaches

New York City and other parts of the north-east US have shut down ahead of a massive blizzard which could affect more than 60 million people.

The scene in Brooklyn as people prepare for a huge blizzard. Credit: Reuters

The "potentially historic" storm has led to states of emergency being declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and New York.

All non-emergency vehicles have also been banned in New York from 11pm local time.

Retailers said they had sold out of shovels and basic food as people attempt to stock up on supplies before the snowstorm hits.

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Parts of US shut down ahead of 'Snowmageddon'

A storm which could bring the worst snow fall in New York's history has started coming down and the city is shutting down in preparation. The whole of the north east of the United States is on alert.

Three feet of snow is expected over the next few days and the blizzard is being called 'Snowmageddon'.

ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy reports:

New York City gets ready for 'crippling' snow storm

The US is preparing for a storm that could bring as much as three feet (90 cm) of snow to the east coast region.

The 'crippling and potentially historic' snow storm has already forced the cancellation of thousands of flights, curtailed mass transit and closed hundreds of schools.

People rushed out to get supplies before the storm was due to strike. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar
New York's mayor told people to prepare for the worst as the storm approached. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar
The snow is expected to blanket areas from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
People have been told to stay indoors and roads in New York will be closed after 11pm local time. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

In Pictures: Snow storm begins to bite in New York

A storm which could bring over three feet (90 cm) of snow to parts of the US east coast is now being felt in the region.

Some people on Twitter have responded with humour and posted various pictures of the storm's arrival.

Travel chaos as US faces 'potentially historic storm'

The East Coast has been told to prepare for potentially one of the worst storms in its history. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Thousands of flights have been cancelled and a road curfew has been issued as a storm which has been described as 'crippling and potentially historic' approaches the east coast of America.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said vehicles would not be allowed on the city's 6,000 miles of roads after 11pm local time.

Airlines cancelled about 2,700 flights, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware, including nearly 700 flights at the three main airports serving New York City.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, beginning 1pm (local time) on Monday and worsening overnight.

The weather service warned the approaching system would blanket the East Coast with 12 to 24 inches (30-60 cm) of snow.

The New York City area could be the hardest hit, with lashing winds topping 50 miles per hour and snowfall of three feet or more in some suburbs.

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