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Hurricane Sandy Forces Cancellation Of All Flights At Philly International Airport

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(A US Airways flight lands at Philadelphia International Airport ) (credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

(A US Airways flight lands at Philadelphia International Airport ) (credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport are cancelled for Monday and thousands more were suspended at airports nationwide, as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The Airport said it was advised by the airlines of the decision to suspend all flight operations for Monday, October 29.

The Airport released a statement saying, “This is a dangerous storm and safety is our main concern. We and the airlines will be monitoring/assessing the situation throughout the day tomorrow (Monday) to determine when flight activity can resume. We ask individuals not to come to the airport and strongly urge all travelers to contact their airlines for flight status, call our toll-free flight information number 1-800-PHL-GATE (1-800-745-4283) or visit www.phl.org for updated information.”

The last flight into Philadelphia arrived at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. There was no immediate word on when flights would resume.

Visit the CBS Philly Travel Guide for additional travel information.

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