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Originally published December 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM | Page modified December 28, 2012 at 5:21 PM

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230 travelers spend stormy night at Philly airport

Winter weather is miring air traffic over much of the U.S.

The Associated Press

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PHILADELPHIA — About 230 people are trying to fly out Thursday after spending the night at Philadelphia International Airport during the post-Christmas storm.

Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says about 60 morning flights have been canceled Thursday, while other flights are experiencing brief delays.

Lupica says that 300 flights were canceled Wednesday amid driving rain and wind in Philadelphia, and heavy snowfall elsewhere.

At Pittsburgh International Airport, spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny says there are few if any disruptions Thursday. She says 60 to 80 flights were canceled Wednesday, many due to a ripple effect from other cities hit by the storm.

But passengers on an American Airlines flight that arrived in Pittsburgh Wednesday night spent two hours on the tarmac after the plane got stuck in snow.

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