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LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ)–The snow affected operations at BWI-Marshall. Delays and cancellations were seen throughout the day.

Mike Schuh reports from the airport with more.

The storm never closed BWI-Marshall, but  it forced airlines to juggle their planes. That ripple effect meant delays and cancellations there.

“Our snow crew has been here since 11 last night,” said Linda Warehime, BWI-Marshall spokesperson. “They stayed overnight, they will stay over tonight.”

Because we’re part of a national system, problems elsewhere show up on our arrival and departure boards.

Sharon Allen hopes her flight to Miami is going to fly.

“I have been checking every hour, and so far those heading south haven’t been canceled or delayed, so hopefully I’ll be out of here,” Allen said.

But Barb Danger is here from Atlanta. She and her boss will be in a hotel Wednesday night. They thought they could outrun the weather. Curious, considering what they do for a living.

“But now the few flights that are between now and 6 p.m. are full or canceled,” said Danger.

“We’re travel agents, hunkering down trying to get back home,” said Leslie Garner.

Planes are coming and going, but those left out are just settling in.

Some will camp out Wednesday night and because more weather is on its way, the airports have asked three restaurants to stay open.

The DuClaw Brewing Company, like the others are outside of security.

“Last blizzard, we were here,” said Scott Hartford, DuClaw Brewing Company. “We stayed in hotels. The state came and picked us up, brought us back here. We fed everybody, closed down, and did it again the next day. So it’s just something we gotta do because there are essential people who have to live here when a snow emergency does happen.”

Delays and cancellations are expected at the airport again Thursday. Check with your airline before coming to BWI-Marshall.

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