Winter Weather Delaying Travelers at RIC Airport

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RICHMOND (WRIC) – While skies
were clear over Richmond, winter weather and snow throughout the northeast kept
a number of planes here grounded because of cancellations or delays.

There were a number of
delays and cancellations that led to frustrated travelers and many wondered how
they were going to get back home.

Alicia Hoover arrived at
Richmond International Airport Friday morning trying to get back to New York
after visiting her parents for the holidays. She's just one of many people that
were stuck RIC trying to figure out how to get home.

“[I'm] frustrated because
I called this morning and they said everything was scheduled so if I knew it
was canceled I would have not come so early,” she says.

Connections through Philadelphia
where many flights were canceled had airlines scrambling to find other options
for travelers.

“Our connections take us
through Philadelphia and Phoenix Sky Harbor, says Andrew Myers. “Well Sky
Harbor's going to be open but there's a problem with Philadelphia already.”

Myers and his family are going
back home to Portland, Oregon and hoping they're able to connect through
another airport.

Meanwhile Jared Zelman's flight
to Chicago was delayed. He's in the navy and supposed to report by 7 a.m. Saturday.

“I'm stationed on a
submarine and we actually leave in a couple days, so I'm really hoping that I
can get back in time,” he says. “I'm a little stressed out right now but
hopefully everything will work out okay.”

These delays and
cancellations come as the northeast is expected to experience another winter
blast early next week.

 

Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of
Richmond

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