DETROIT (WWJ) – Hurricane Irene looks like it’s making a bee-line for North Carolina, which is under a hurricane warning. Watches extend all the way to New Jersey, and flight cancellations because of Irene stretch well beyond there.

The storm will likely force hundreds of cancellations through this weekend and create delays that could ripple across the country.

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As of Friday morning, Delta Airlines reported four cancellations, United Airlines reported one and American Airlines has cancelled 126 flights. Amtrak is also cancelling most passenger service south of Washington D.C. through this weekend.

Because airlines have their own policies when it comes to flight cancellations, if you were planning to travel out of Detroit Metro Airport, you should check with your airline carrier about the status of your flight. Go to MetroAirport.com for airline contact information. 

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Forecasters say Irene has weakened to a Category 2 storm as it approaches the East Coast.

– Get the latest news on Hurricane Irene from CBS News at this link

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