East Coast blizzard delays flights at Mitchell International Airport

Travelers stranded due to storm
Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 19:21:25-04

As people across Southeast Wisconsin continue to dig out from our snowstorm, it's now moved to the East Coast.

The weather is causing travel woes to continue at General Mitchell International Airport, where about 15 to 20 flights were canceled or delayed Tuesday.

Sean Langer, a delayed traveler, was supposed to have a series of job interviews in Milwaukee, but the snow had other plans for him.

"I basically came into the storm and now I'm going back into it," sLanger said.

"I ended up missing all my round of my interviews," he also said.

Langer slept in Detroit, finally arriving in Milwaukee Tuesday morning, just to wait around for a flight back home Tuesday night. He’s heading to Pennsylvania, where the snow is also heading.

He said the snow should be out of his way by his planned 9 p.m. arrival, but, another traveler, Angel Hamilton, doesn't know when she'll leave Milwaukee.

"It's just stressful," she said. "Now, I just find myself standing in front of the board and looking at the sing that says canceled on it."

To make matters worse, she drove through Monday's storm from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Milwaukee for her flight to Baltimore.

"We actually had to sit on the side of the road," Hamilton said.

Now, like many others around the country, she waits.

"I have no idea when I'll get out of here, no idea. I'm hoping it's sometime soon but something tells me it's not going to be until tomorrow," Hamilton said.

Mitchell Airport employees said if your flight is delayed, the airlines will likely reschedule with no fees.

Amtrak at Milwaukee's Intermodal Station tells TODAY'S TMJ4 they had just one delay Tuesday morning. Grayhound buses said they had some minor delays throughout the morning, none more than a half hour.

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