Dozens of South Florida flights were canceled again Thursday as the winter storm that walloped the Southeast Wednesday made its way up the East Coast. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.
Dozens of South Florida flights were canceled again early Thursday as the winter storm that walloped the Southeast Wednesday made its way up the East Coast.
As was the case Wednesday, flights into and out of Atlanta were pretty much shut down early Thursday. Other cancellations of South Florida flights included airports in Charlotte, Washington D.C., Newark, New York and even some in the midwest, like Cincinnati.
At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 135 flights were canceled and another 113 were delayed as of 2 p.m. At Miami International Airport, there were 128 flights canceled and 28 delayed as of 4 p.m.
More than 150 flights were canceled at South Florida airports Wednesday as a result of the severe weather.
"Last night I couldn't get a hotel," said stranded passenger Glenn Evans. "Everything was so full I slept on the floor."
Some lucky travelers said they barely made it to South Florida from up north, saying it’s been almost impossible to get out of the Northeast.
"We got diverted to Fort Myers because of the storms, then to somewhere else, I don’t know, and we wound up in Tampa," Sharon Butler said.
"I’m tired and I’m hungry and really annoyed actually," Marvin Washington said.
To avoid being stranded, travelers are advised to call their airline or check their flight status before you waste a trip to the airport.
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