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Blizzard blocks airport travelers


MADISON (WKOW) -- From the ground to the air, the snow storm had a big impact on the Dane County Regional Airport.

"We were originally scheduled on the 7:30 flight and we were pushed back," said traveler Randolph Ashton.

For many of those whose flights were canceled, waiting it out became the next best option. Micah Morton did some reading to pass the time. "I mean it's quiet and it's comfortable but yeah...I have a headache and I got up early," he said.

Just before the holiday travel rush, airport officials said Delta, American and Frontier airlines canceled all of their flights out of Madison Thursday.

"If those flights tomorrow and Saturday are already busy or already full, that makes it even more difficult to accommodate passengers that are trying to get out and rebooked from today's cancellations," Brent McHenry, Dane County Regional Airport Director of Marketing and Communications said.

United did have a few flights in and out of Chicago. North Carolina native Steve Burgess said he never thought he'd make it into Madison during the storm. "We're kind of stuck here...gunna get a hotel room," he said after arriving.

The airlines have control over what flights stay on schedule. McHenry said they'll be monitoring the forecast to make decisions about Friday flights.

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