Southern winter storm impacting local travelers

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A winter storm has swept across much of the south, impacting travel at Dayton International Airport.

According to the airport’s website, the majority, if not all flights departing to or arriving from Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina have been cancelled.

Many travelers were proactive in having their flights rescheduled.

Monique McGlinch arrived home at Dayton International Airport from Orlando early Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn’t easy. She and her co-workers had a connecting flight in Atlanta and were forced to reschedule or risk getting stuck in the city’s hub airport.

“There was a lot of uncertainty,” said McGlinch.  “We were rushing, talking with our travel agency and waiting for those calls back.”

John Scott had the same uneasy feeling late Tuesday night.

Scott is a general manager of Knollwood Garden and Landscaping in Beavercreek. He was in Baltimore for work and had a connecting flight home, also in Altanta.

“I got the first update or text alert that my flight had been delayed 45 minutes,” explained Scott.  “Not long after that I got the second text alert that said I had been delayed another 45 minutes.”

Scott took a risk  and chose to wait eight hours in Baltimore in order to take a direct flight home to Dayton. It turned out to be the best choice. His flight to Atlanta was cancelled later that evening.

Across the region, more than 3,000 flights had been cancelled Wednesday and thousands of people are without power.

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