Flight delays, cancellations rack up during Tuesday snow
(WJLA) - Just days after a massive ice storm causes thousands of flight cancellations and delays across the country, Tuesday's blast of snow led to another round.
For the second time in three days, Newark, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport were hard hit by weather.
According to FlightAware, Newark saw more than 280 cancellations and hundreds more were canceled at the other two. The scene was also pretty dismal on Tuesday at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where hundreds of travelers are still stranded.
Locally, delays were reported throughout the morning and afternoon at both Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.
By 3 p.m., 145 flights into and out of Reagan had been canceled, while at Dulles, the number stood at 100.
"Been here four or five hours now," said Gavin Katz.
Katz and his friends are here in the D.C. area from Australia. They were on their way to Florida until their flight was delayed, and ended up spending the day camping out at Reagan.
Emily Collette has been trying to get to Connecticut from Reagan National.
"I was supposed to leave this morning at 11:40 p.m., then they changed it to 2:48 p.m. and now it's 4 p.m.," she said.
And the problems weren’t all air-related. Krisna Pavvala missed his flight to India to see his daughter, who he hasn’t seen in a year. He got stuck on snow-covered I-70 in Maryland on his way to Dulles during the height of the storm:
“There was this big mess on I-70... They wouldn't let me board because i didn't show up one hour ahead.”