Is it canceled or cancelled?

We have received several emails and comments on our school closings and delay page about the spelling of canceled and cancelled. Most of the comments say it is spelled incorrectly.

We would like to clarify. Actually both spellings, with one L or two, are correct. The spelling with one L is the Associated Press style which most news outlets follow.

Canceled is the preferred American spelling and cancelled is the British form of the word.

Cancelation and cancellation are also both acceptable.