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NEW ORLEANS, La. -- More than 5,000 flights have been cancelled or delayed nationwide, as a result of the snowstorm dumping heavy snow across the northeast, and those cancellations, along with the storm are causing major impacts on Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.

Friday morning, Armstrong International saw many cancellations for departures on major airline carriers. United and Delta Airlines had minimal delays and cancellations when the morning began, while Southwest Airlines had apparent long lines and some major delays leaving the city of New Orleans.

At least two flights to Philadelphia, one to Kansas City, two flights to Chicago and one flight to Detroit have all been cancelled as of Friday morning. Flights to New York City were also cancelled Friday morning as JFK International shut down completely for about two hours due to the impact of the snow storm.

Airport officials say that if you are travelling at any point today by plane, leaving the city after visiting for the Sugar Bowl or if you are a Saints fan trying to head to Philadelphia, you should plan ahead and check the status of your flights before leaving for the airport.

Even before cancellations began popping up Friday morning, arrival times were already seeing some impact from the winter storm as many flights from the north and northeast were already reporting delays in arrivals to New Orleans.

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