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Snow Storm Cancels 100+ Flights, Delays More Than 300 At Detroit Metro

Tuesday travelers should check their flight status before going to the airport.

January 28, 2019 - 10:57 pm
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ROMULUS, Mich. (WWJ) -- As Metro Detroit and much of the country dig out following Monday's snow storm, travelers are being urged to check the status of their flights at Detroit Metro Airport on Tuesday.

More than 100 flights were canceled and more than 300 were delayed on Monday due to the storm that dumped between 4-8 inches across Southeast Michigan, according to flightaware.com.

WWJ's Jon Hewett was at DTW Monday afternoon to catch up with some fliers who were caught in the mess.

Linda Robbins of London, Ontario, had made it to Detroit from Raleigh, North Carolina, only to find out her connecting flight to Toronto had been cancelled.

No sweat, she says.

“When I travel, it’s a travel day," she told Hewett. "There’s no point in getting excited.”

Robbins says she watched "The Assasination of Gianni Versace," which had just been added to Netflix, to pass the time.

"I thought I’d start watching that and put in some time before my shuttle service comes," she said of the nine-part series.

Rosemary Medvee of Dearborn had to get a room at the Airport Westin Hotel Monday night ahead of her scheduled flight to the Bahamas Tuesay morning because of the weather.

Medvee says she had to shovel out of her own driveway so a shuttle service could pick her up. She was worried that her trip to paradise may have been in jeopardy.

Even though the storm has passed, passengers scheduled to fly out Tuesday morning are advised to check departure times, which may be delayed due to airlines and crews having been unable to get to their intended destinations on Monday.

Monday's storm caused treacherous road conditions and prompted many municpalities to declare snow emergencies.

Extreme cold is expected to set in over the next few days.