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More Than 30 Flights Canceled at RIC Airport

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - Richmond International Airport officials they've seen more than 30 flights canceled Tuesday and some have also already been canceled for Wednesday.

Larry Pomeroy and his wife were supposed to fly to Nashville from Richmond airport.

But they won't be getting on a plane thanks to the snow storm.

"Everything was fine last night, but we came to check in this morning and it was canceled," he says.

Instead, they've decided to hit the road---for 10 hours.

"Better to control our own destiny at this point and just drive."

Airport officials say the Pomeroys are not alone.

"This is a very unusual storm, says RIC spokesperson Troy Bell. "Instead of coming from points west or even northeaster, this is coming from the south, so progressively we're seeing cancellations in places like Atlanta and Charlotte I think already has a couple."

Bell says this marks the third big storm of 2014 and the number of cancellations may have hit an all-time high.

"We're closing in on 30 cancellations today; a few have already canceled for tomorrow. And the big number is we have crossed the 450 mark for the month of January."

This makes passengers like Pomeroy come up with a plan B.

"It's the hazards of travel," he says. "You draw this card every once in a while."

 

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