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Airlines, Amtrak cancel some service ahead of hurricane

Updated: October 28, 2012 9:37PM



The East Coast megastorm approaching the United States Sunday was forcing changes in travel plans along the eastern seaboard, with residual effects in Chicago.

The flight tracking service FlightAware.com reported that more than 1,400 flights nationwide were canceled as of mid-Sunday afternoon.

It said 60 of the flights originated at O’Hare Airport and 20 were destined for O’Hare. It also listed seven cancellations of flights from Midway Airport.

About 2,500 flights were canceled for Monday, the travel website reported, with Newark again the most affected, cancelling 774 cancellations. Second is Dulles with 428 cancellations, third is Philadelphia with 355 cancellations.

Amtrak on Sunday canceled its Capitol Limited service between Chicago and Washington D.C. It said passengers who have paid for their train but choose not to travel can received a refund or a voucher for a later date.

Amtrak says it has not yet determined when train services will resume. Alternate transportation is not available.

Some trains will continue to run in Florida and the Carolinas.

The news release says customers can receive a refund or voucher for future travel.

To check Amtrak notices, go to http://www.amtrak.com/service-alerts-and-notices

Contributing: AP



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