Flights from Chicago impacted by major East Coast storm

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CHICAGO -- Forecasters say the blizzard that's about to hit the East Coast will break records.

Some parts could get more than two feet of snow in the next two days.

More than 4600 flights have been canceled nationwide, so far.

Five states and Washington DC have already declared states of emergency.

Experts predict the storm will cause more than $1 billion in damage.

Public schools in Washington are closed today, and the federal government is shutting down at noon.

The snow is expected to start falling later this afternoon in Washington, and continue through Sunday evening.

75-million people are in the path of the storm.

The East Coast storm is also impacting travel here in Chicago.

According to FlightAware.com, O’Hare Airport has canceled nearly 140 flights. 60 flights were canceled at Midway. Both airports have only a few delays.

Some people coming from Washington flew into Chicago Thursday night to get ahead of the storm.

ComEd is sending more than 700 workers to Pennsylvania and Maryland, to help electric companies there with any power outages. ComEd has received the same help when the weather is bad here.