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Snow Delays Passengers at RIC Airport

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - This winter storm is to blame for hundreds of airline cancellations nationwide.

Passengers at Richmond International Airport spent the day waiting as flight after flight got canceled because of the snow.

Nathan Pickering is on his way to Newark - or was, until his plane got canceled.

"I'm going to find a corner of the floor and go to sleep," he says.

"When flights keep getting delayed and delayed, if it's because of weather they often get canceled in the end so I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being canceled," says Jerry Lerman.

Airport officials anticipate more cancellations as the weather gets worse. Most major airlines are waiving re-booking fees to cities affected by the weather.

Navigating roads in the snow could be tricky. AAA says if you don't have to drive, then don't.

But as a precaution Evan Matthews plans to stay indoors tomorrow. He remembers the last major snow storm in 2010 and all the car accidents. 15 people were killed that year in snow-related crashes.

If you do drive, AAA recommends increasing your following distance by 10 seconds. They'll also have additional resources available to help stranded drivers.


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