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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.

 

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