Winter storm causes delays, cancellations at Orlando International Airport

Published On: Feb 08 2013 11:49:17 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 09 2013 12:44:25 AM EST

40 million people are in the winter storm's path, which has travelers in Central Florida worried about their homes and loved ones.


The winter storm closing in on New England on Friday has canceled thousands of flights, including many out of Orlando International Airport.

The storm could bring 2 feet of snow to cities like Boston and will commence Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service predicts, lasting into Saturday.

Airlines have already canceled more than 3,200 flights to and from the affected region, and Amtrak has canceled many trips in the Northeast corridor. At OIA Friday afternoon, more than 74 flights were canceled, affecting American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Airtran and Southwest Airlines.

Local 6 spoke to some stranded passengers at OIA, including more than 60 classmates from Leonardo Da Vinci High School in Buffalo, who say they're anxiously waiting for more flights to open up.

"It's really hard since we haven't seen our families all week and we just want to be home," one student said. "Our teachers are working really hard to find us flight so for now we're just sleeping on the ground."

For Flight Delay Information, visit the Federal Aviation Administration or OIA's website for live tracking.


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