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Snowy Weather Causing Delays and Cancellations at Bradley

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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WGGB) – Travel plans for thousands of people across the country have been put on hold. That means flights coming into or going out of Bradley International Airport were few and far between.

As of late this afternoon, 73 departures and 85 arrivals had been cancelled.

“To me it’s like we’ve always seen it on TV it’s like the Northeast is battered with snow and there’s people sleeping in these chairs in the airports and the screens are just solid red canceled and it’s happening,” said Carolyn Stein, as she tried to fly out of Bradley to Houston today.

And she was right. Visitors to Bradley International Airport were seeing red today, the winter storm canceling flight after flight. But the problem wasn’t necessarily the runway at Bradley.

“Our airfield is in very good shape right now but really it’s due to conditions at other airports up and down the East coast. In particular some of the southeast airports, Atlanta in particular,” explained Kevin Dillon, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority.

On average, Bradley sees about 14,000 passengers coming in and leaving the airport on a daily basis. Today 9,000 of those passengers aren’t going anywhere. Leaving the others, crossing their fingers. 

Carolyn Stein had rescheduled her flight twice already today, and it wasn’t even noon.

“The first two were cancelled they were going through Atlanta and Philadelphia and that was cancelled pretty quickly. This one I’m still hopeful that it will get out but who knows,” she told us.

Jocelyn Jessop was also waiting, but for her ride. She’d already spent the night in another city on her way to Western Mass.

“From Detroit to Hartford so I though I might be in Detroit for the weekend which, yea I didn’t really want to do,” she said.

Today, Jessop knows just how lucky she is to have made it to her destination. “I kind of feel as though the travel gods were smiling down upon me because I did not think I was going to be able to make it.”

A lot of people will be flying out of Bradley over the next few days, with school vacation week in effect for many districts. That means those flights will be full, so there won’t be a lot of seats for those people whose flights were cancelled.


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