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Dozens of flights canceled at Iowa airports

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Dozens of flights have been canceled at several of Iowa's major airports as a large snow storm hits the state.

Officials at Des Moines International Airport posted dozens of cancellations online for arriving and departing flights as the storm picked up intensity Wednesday night. The airport recommends that travelers contact their airliner for information on delays and cancellations.

The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids posted canceled flights from airplanes that were expected to arrive from cities like Chicago and Detroit. All flights scheduled to depart in the morning from the airport have been canceled.

Dubuque Regional Airport listed a handful of canceled flights to its main destination point in Chicago.

Up to a foot of snow is expected in parts of Iowa as the storm continues into western Illinois.