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11:03 PM, Dec 26, 2012   |    comments
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Travelers trying to get home to Knoxville or head home from Knoxville may face some problems because of weather in other cities.

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As of 5:30 p.m., five flights have been cancelled and about another 15 have been delayed. Becky Huckaby with Metro Knoxville Airport Authority said she expects more delays later in the day as well.

She said it's important that passengers check the status of their flight with their airline before they get to the airport.

"They [the airline] will try to work to get that passenger, using another airport or possibly another airline to [their destination]," she said.

The storm has delayed flights to and from Washington, DC, Dallas, Philadelphia and Charlotte. Dallas is still clearing snow after the storm dumped several inches of powder there.

Student Amanda Simpkins was on her to Paris via Chicago when 10News caught up with her Wednesday afternoon. She said she was concerned snow in the Midwest might delay her flight at O'Hare International Airport making it impossible for renew her visa in France by December 31st.

"I don't think I've ever been on a delayed flight," she said.

But many at McGhee-Tyson were optimistic weather wouldn't get in the way of their plans. Knoxville resident Charlene Lindsey was bound for New York City.

"They keep telling me everything's going to be alright," she said.

Knoxville resident Donna Stein kept calm as well.

"I'm not really concerned about it," she said. "We have all of our hotel reservations."


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