ROMULUS, Mich. (WWJ) – Transit systems in New York and Washington are shut down, airlines are grounded and many East Coast workers have been told to stay home ahead of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival.
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WWJ’s Ron Dewey reports from Metro Airport that a number of flights to the northeast have been scrapped. On Delta’s board at the McNamara Terminal, Dewey says there are 23 outbound flights that have been canceled; nine inbound were also scratched — all from the New England area — basically an area east of Pittsburgh and north of Raleigh.
Louis Deguirre and Amy Wilborn were among the travelers at Metro Airport who found themselves making alternate plans.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
The couple was heading to Norfolk, Virginia — one of the areas scratched off Delta’s board.
“So we got stuck over here last night in Detroit,” Degare said. Their Plan B?
“To go to Raleigh-Durham and then drive to Norfolk.”
Once there, they say they have to be concerned about whether there would be a rental car available to complete the final leg of their longer-than-expected journey.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
If you have a flight out of Metro today, you’re advised to double check with your air carrier before heading to the airport to make sure that you’ll be able to catch your flight on time.