NE Winter Storm Affects S.Fla. Travelers
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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Hundreds of miles from any sign of snow, winter storms stranded South Florida travelers.
More than 100 flights were delayed and two dozen canceled Saturday at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
Terminals filled up with frustrated travelers trying to rebook or figure out how to make their connections.
“I was supposed to leave yesterday and it got canceled. Today’s four delays already. I’ve missed two days of work,” said Pablo Lopez. He told CBS4′s Maggie Newland he’s headed home to Puerto Rico, “but the plane’s coming from Boston.”
The wicked weather up North is having a ripple effect, impacting flights all over the country.
“We were connecting through Washington and going from Washington over to Dublin, Ireland and the flights about two and a half hours delayed leaving here so we’re going to miss the connection and the next time they can get us out is next Thursday or Friday ,” said traveler David Bobbett.
Bobbett who is traveling with 6 children just returned from a cruise, so did Clyde Piland. His family was headed to San Francisco. “We’ve got a ride waiting to pick us up,” he said. Their flight was canceled. Instead they’re flying into Oakland on Tuesday.
Some travelers scrambled to make alternate plans.
Rita Carrozza said, “We might drive back to New York, but to take the car back to costs 700 dollars.”
Miami International Airport is also dealing with some weather delays.
MIA reported about three dozen delays and 8 cancellations.
Palm Beach is also dealing with delays and cancellations.
If you are traveling, make sure you check with your airline before heading out to the airport.