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Northeast blizzard cancels Nashville flights

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV-AP) -

With a potentially historic blizzard expected to slam the northeast this weekend, some passengers at Nashville's airport scrambled Friday to get ahead of the storm by catching earlier flights.

Airlines have canceled thousands of flights this weekend to cities in the northeast because of the forecast.

All flights to New York and Boston from Nashville have been canceled, according to the Nashville International Airport website.

However, as of 10 a.m., many flights to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia remained scheduled to depart.

The heaviest snowfall was expected Friday night and into Saturday. Wind gusts could reach 75 mph. Widespread power failures were feared, along with flooding in coastal areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in October.

Boston could get 2 to 3 feet of snow, while New York City was expecting 10 to 12 inches.

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