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Hurricane Matthew causes cancellations, delays at LAX

A monitor at the Palm Beach International airport in Florida on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, showed the impact of Hurricane Matthew on flights to and from the airport.
A monitor at the Palm Beach International airport in Florida on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, showed the impact of Hurricane Matthew on flights to and from the airport.
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Hurricane Matthew is taking its toll on travelers at Los Angeles International Airport, with the cancellation of at least 23 nonstop flights to Florida that were scheduled between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday.

The cancelled flights were the result of airport closures in Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, LAX spokeswoman Mary Grady told KPCC. Travelers may experience other cancelations or delays with connecting airports, Grady said, but she did not have information about those.

However, as of midday Friday, the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports were open and operating, Grady said. The Orlando airport was closed but was scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday.

People planning to fly to East Coast destinations should check with their airline on the status of their flight — either by phone or on the airline's website.

FAA warning

“We always advise passengers to check with their airline, because it’s the airline that really is going to make the decision about that particular flight," Grady said. "We can always provide the information — if a flight's been canceled or not — but the airline is going to get you that information first."

Signing up for your airline's text alerts is even better, she added. The Federal Aviation Administration's website also has real time information about what’s going on at your airport