East Coast storm affecting San Diego flights

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SAN DIEGO - For a second day in row, rough winter weather has forced airlines to cancel flights for hundreds of travelers going to and from the Midwest and the Northeast parts of the country.

Passengers headed in and out of San Diego International Airport were also impacted by the delays and cancellations. Of those flights, most of the passengers were traveling to or from New York, Rhode Island, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. Thousands more flights elsewhere interconnecting in the country were also canceled or delayed.

Several travelers at San Diego International Airport experienced delays. Peter Dimoch of Minneapolis found out his flight was over 4 hours delayed. “Yeah it’s just a delayed flight as far as we know, closer to the time something else may happen, but hopefully it wont.” Said Dimoch.

Ilina Cohen’s flight to Washington D.C. wasn’t delayed, but with news of the weather she began making alternate plans for her daughter. “I do have 3 sets of backup plans, to ensure proper pickup of my daughter because there is the potential that I might not make it there.” Said Cohen. “I got it all, I got my watch set to East Coast time, I’m getting the Montgomery County Maryland alerts, and checking in with flights back home and trying not to panic because that’s not going to solve anything.”

San Diego saw much milder weather than its north eastern and midwestern counterparts. San Diego saw a high on Monday of 64 degrees with a low near 54.

Delays and cancellation are expected to continue Tuesday. Forecasters are warning of a severe drop in temperatures causing overnight flash freezes and black ice. Passengers flying out of San Diego should check with airlines to be sure that their flights have not been delayed or check the San Diego International Airport’s website. http://www.san.org/Flights/Flight-Status

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