Snowstorm in Northeast causes travel problems in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A snowstorm in the northeastern part of the country is causing problems for people attempting to travel out of South Florida.

Despite being the Sunshine State, a winter storm is causing problems for travelers trying to fly out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Miami International airports.

The snowstorm, which has affected 60 million Americans, has caused many flights flying to Miami to be canceled.

“Came here and got stuck, so we’re like, ‘We’re not going home,’ so we’re like, ‘Where else can we go?’ So we’re going to Baltimore,” said Jewel Jones.

While Jones and her friends may simply be shifting their plans, many others are simply angry with the situation.

“So frustrating,” said traveler Christina Gallo. “I’m so pissed off.”

One man who was on one of the few flights to make it into South Florida said the situation did not look so bad when he left. “When we left, it was just a couple of inches, that’s all,” he said.

Jennifer Moder was trying to fly and meet up with her husband in New York, but is now forced to find another solution.

“Was supposed to fly out today at one, and then that flight got canceled, and then it got rebooked, and then that got canceled ” said Moder. “Now I’m just trying to find whatever I can, so it will probably be tomorrow or tomorrow night.”

However, Moder isn’t letting the bad weather bring her down. “It is what it is, I mean you can’t do much of anything else but just keep trucking on,” she said.

Richard Bernier was able to catch one of the last few flights from Boston. He and his wife are going on a cruise for their 25th anniversary.

“In Boston, it didn’t start until 8 o’clock, and then at 8 o’clock, it really started heavy, and then the wind started blowing, and it was really getting bad,” said Richard Bernier.

As of 9:30 p.m., 132 flights have been canceled at FLL and 86 have been canceled at MIA.

It is recommended that passengers check with their airlines for any delays and cancelations.

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