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Dozens of Passengers Stranded at RIC Airport

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - Dozens of travelers were left out in the cold after 32 flights were canceled at Richmond International Airport.

The bitter cold and snow in parts of the country halted flights to the Midwest and Northeast.

Loran Hill and his wife were due to fly home to Indianapolis, but their connecting flight got canned.

"Flights to Indianapolis are all full until Thursday, so thank goodness we have our family here."

The Hills say they're just disappointed they're missing the 14 inches of snow on the ground there.

Since last Thursday, Richmond International Airport has seen 250 flights canceled - more than 18,000 nationwide.

Part of the reason is freezing temperatures. It's taking ground crews longer to do their job and pilots are now required to take more rest time.

Airport officials say check your flight status before leaving home so you're not left in the cold.

 

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