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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Stranded in paradise, travelers trying to get to cities in the northeast, like New York or Boston, are in a mad scramble to book flights at South Florida’s airports.

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The good news  – fewer flights have been canceled for Wednesday. Miami International Airport (MIA) reports as of 7 a.m. they only had 15 canceled flights (4 canceled departures and 11 canceled arrivals) due to the severe weather in the North.  Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) reports 26 canceled flights (15 departures and 11 arrivals).

This is a far cry from Tuesday when MIA had 108 cancellations and FLL had 137 cancellations.

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The bad news – because of the backlog of people trying to get out, it could be Thursday or Friday before they will be able to catch a flight.

Tyler Tiggett was one of the thousands of passengers at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport who were told they weren’t going anywhere anytime soon on Tuesday because of the winter storms wreacking havoc up North.

“Everything canceled, canceled, canceled, canceled, canceled, everything’s done,” said Tiggett. “Monday we were supposed to fly back but everything was canceled. The only available flight that wasn’t canceled was on Thursday.”

Airport officials encourage those traveling to or from the northeast to monitor their flight status.

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To track your flights follow the links for Miami International Airport or Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.