Delays, Cancellations at South Florida Airports Due to Major Winter Storm

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014  |  Updated 11:24 PM EDT
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South Florida flights were experiencing delays and cancellations Thursday due to the massive winter storm on the East Coast. NBC 6's Hank Tester has the story.

South Florida flights were experiencing delays and cancellations Thursday due to the massive winter storm on the East Coast. NBC 6's Hank Tester has the story.

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Numerous flights arriving to or departing from South Florida were delayed or cancelled Thursday due to the massive winter storm on the East Coast.

There were 111 departure flight delays, 44 departure cancellations and 11 arrival cancellations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, airport spokesman Gregory Meyer said in his final update at about 8:45 p.m.

At Miami International Airport, there were 30 arrival delays and three departure delays. A total of 16 flights were cancelled, including three arrivals and 13 departures, as of 9 p.m., Miami-Dade aviation officials said.

The cities affected by the delays included Cincinnati, Cleveland, Hartford, Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, New York, Denver, Detroit and Toronto.

More than a foot and a half of snow is predicted for the Midwest and Northeast, including blizzard-like conditions.

Travelers are advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

Click here for the status of flights at Miami International Airport.

Click here to check flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
 
Officials say several carriers have implemented programs to waive change fees for those who want to rebook their flight to any of the impacted cities.

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