Super storm Sandy continued its devastation on the nation's transportation system, closing at least eight major airports and canceling more than 16,000 flights.
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Although the eye of the storm has moved west, away from the major East Coast airports, airlines began early Tuesday to cancel flights for Wednesday, increasing the likelihood that regular flights won't begin for several days.
In the period stretching from Saturday to Wednesday, the nation's airlines have canceled 16,271 flights, according to the airline monitoring website Flightstats.com.
The cancellation total for Sandy now surpasses the 15,000 or so flights during Hurricane Irene in August 2011.
As of Tuesday morning, Flightstats said the following airports are closed: Atlantic City International, Newark Liberty International, Morristown Municipal and Teterboro in New Jersey; Groton-New London and New Haven in Connecticut; and John F. Kennedy International and La Guardia in New York.