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Storm Still Impacting Some Travelers at Bradley Airport

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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WGGB) – School vacation week started early thanks to yesterday’s snow. It also crippled air travel all over the country.

Over 100 flights that were scheduled to come into or leave Bradley International Airport were cancelled.

Now, people are trying to re-book those cancelled flights, just as thousands of others are taking off for vacation.

At Bradley Airport, it was almost business as usual today. With just 35 flights cancelled this morning, due to lack of planes coming in, many people were making it out unscathed and thankful that they weren’t flying yesterday.

“I’ve heard there was a huge amount of delayed flights yesterday,” said Derrick Bryant, who was traveling to Denver. So far, he wasn’t running into any problems today.

The security lines at Bradley International Airport were much busier than they were yesterday and while many people didn’t have a problem getting out of dodge, the Dill’s won’t be going anywhere.

“We have a flight from here to Baltimore but it’s delayed so our flight from Baltimore to San Francisco we cannot make the connection,” explained Jeanne-Marie Dill.

Rescheduling might seem like an easy solution, but because of yesterday’s storm and heavy travel for winter break next week, rescheduling sounds a lot easier than it actually is.

“There’s absolutely no hope of getting out today and probably not tomorrow and probably not Sunday,” said Tim Dill.

For now the Dill’s are hoping to make the best of their winter break. which will now at least be partly spent at home.

Bradley officials encourage travelers to get to the airport early this weekend. They expect many passengers and longer lines at security checkpoints.

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