Northeast winter storm cancels flights to, from Louisville


by Gene Kang

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 6:22 PM

(WHAS11) -- Nearly a dozen Louisville flights to the Northeast are grounded due to a massive winter storm.

"I was supposed to fly out this afternoon and got an earlier flight so I wouldn't get caught in any of the mess," Chris Soublis, traveling to Philadelphia, said.

The storm could dump more than two feet of snow on cities from New York to Boston.

Mayors have warned people to stay home while crews salt 6,300 miles of roads. That system is packing a one-two-punch which already hit Chicago with eight inches of the white stuff.           

We found traveler Nnamdi Nwoha sleeping at Louisville International Airport after his flight was cut Thursday.

"It's kind of frustrating but I know it's not something that happens all the time,” Nwoha said.

Nwoha just finished a military training course at Fort Knox and they are stuck until further notice.

Flights to and from Newark, LaGuardia and JFK were canceled leaving hundreds of people grounded or re-routed in Louisville.

"We had one instance where somebody was already on the plane. They had to get off the plane and re-route them through Chicago," Deb Hildreth who works at the airport said.

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