Storms cause major delays for airport travelers

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s been a mess at many airports across the country. Airlines have had to delay or cancel thousands of flights. The freezing temperatures and icy roads are just too dangerous in the Midwest, northeast and even the deep south.

“Oh we’ve been delayed, delayed, delayed. We were on the plane for almost three hours before it left. They had to delay it twice just to get out of Grand Rapids” says Michigan Native Geri Sturm. “Then we finally got in the air after three hours and got to Minneapolis and same thing; delayed, delayed delayed. Then we missed out connector flight to San Diego. Itt’s been a zoo just to get here!”

She’s been traveling by car and by plane to escape the snow storm and arctic air slamming the Midwest, northeast, and parts of the deep south.

More than one thousand flights across the country were cancelled because of icy roads, making it tough for many to travel.

David Mestrich from Chicago says, “The roads are still a little icy from yesterday’s snow and then a lot times there were delays when people from yesterday’s flights got pushed over today.”

San Diego airport officials are giving flyers some advice.  Regardless of where you’re going, make sure you check the status of your flight before heading to the airport, because the crew for your flight could be coming from someplace in the country impacted by the arctic blast of cold air.

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