More cancellations at LAX as East Coast storms claim lives

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Workers help push a car which is stuck in the snow in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in the early hours of February 13, 2014. A deadly ice storm stranded scores of people on slick roads and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of U.S. homes as winter-weary Americans dug in against Mother Nature's latest blow. The storm also caused nearly four dozen flights to be canceled at Los Angeles International Airport early Thursday.

The stormy weather on the East Coast prompted the cancellation of nearly four dozen flights at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday morning.

A spokesman at LAX said 33 arrivals and 11 departures had been canceled since 4:30 a.m.

The winter storm wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast has been blamed for 14 deaths, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reports:

A truck driver in Virginia who was working to clear snowy roads was hit Thursday morning by another dump truck...

The storm has now dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region. Streets have been largely deserted in the nation's capital this morning, with residents heeding warnings to stay off the roads. Federal offices and the city's two main airports are closed. Baltimore awoke to 15 inches of snow.

The storm is the latest in an unending onslaught of winter weather that has depleted salt supplies and caused schools to run out of snow days.

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