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CLEVELAND -- If you were planning to hop on a plane, it may have to wait.

The weather caused quite a few flight cancellations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Thursday.

Most of them were through United Airlines, which is Hopkins' largest carrier. That caused a little bit of back-up in the ticketing area for people dealing with rescheduling flights.

"The biggest airline affected was United Airlines, where about 60 percent of their scheduled departure flights were canceled today," said Michele Dynia, Airport spokeswoman.

Other airlines had cancellations as well, but there weren't quite as many.

Airport officials say it's a combination of weather here, as well as weather across the country.

The airplanes also play a role in the decision to cancel flights.

"The smaller planes aren't able to handle this sort of weather.  However, we are making sure the runways are clear.  We've gotten about 8 inches of snow here, but we have people clearing the runways," added Dynia.

It is always a good idea to check your flight status before you leave for the airport, especially on days when the weather is unfavorable.

Click here for the Cleveland Hopkins website.

The Akron-Canton airport showed two flights to Atlanta and Chicago canceled for Thursday night.

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