Hundreds of flights canceled, delayed by storm

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The wicked weather has inevitably caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights, as well as countless delays.

We may not be seeing any of the snow from the massive snow storms, but we are seeing the effects of it at the airport. Thankfully, Utah is experiencing just a small fraction of the travel mess in the rest of the country.

At Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., there's not much to see. That's because the airport is pretty much shut down -- all flights are grounded.

There are more people at Chicago O'Hare, but the news isn't great. Some travelers are stranded due to the cancellation of about 300 flights.

That's affecting many travelers in Salt Lake.

"We're flying through Chicago, and so far we have heard that we have a one-hour delay in Chicago," said traveler Marc Olivier.

Locally, several flights to locations on the east coast were canceled, including Baltimore and JFK in New York.

Nationally, Delta Air Lines has canceled 900 flights Wednesday, United 600, Continental 850 and American Airlines about 500.

Airlines are cautioning people to confirm their flight status before going to the airport.


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