“Waiting Game” At Detroit Metro Airport
The nation’s airlines have cancelled more than seven thousand flights already — because of the big storm moving through the U.S.
At Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, they were preparing for a major winter blast Tuesday evening.
“The National Weather Service saying one hundred-percent chance of snow, so I don’t think there’s any way this one’s going to miss us,” said Metro Airport spokesman Mike Conway.
“The question will be, will the visibility… in a blizzard, the visibility drops to almost nothing, so, you know, will the airlines be flying the those kind of conditions. That’s kinda of up to the FAA and up to the airlines and the airline pilots,” Conway said.
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Airports in Newark and Chicago are the hardest hit, with more than 600 cancellations in each. Chicago is a hub for United and American airlines, and Continental has a hub in Newark.
Delta Airlines says its customers who are booked on flights through Friday, February 4th, are eligible to take advantage a travel waiver. CLICK HERE for more on this.
From 6-18 inches of snow is expected through Wednesday in Metro Detroit. For the latest, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. Get more on our weather page.