By Jessica Kartalija

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The roads weren’t particularly bad Tuesday, but trying to fly was almost impossible.

Jessica Kartalija spent the day at BWI Marshall Airport, where people had to pack plenty of patience.

With more than 7,000 flights canceled across the U.S., if you’re headed to the airport, you could be there a while.

“We went to Florida for eight days and we should have stayed there!” said Sharla Allard.

Blizzard conditions in the Midwest and an ice storm making its way to the East Coast are causing delays throughout the country and at BWI.

“Winter weather in a major hub operation like Chicago or Dallas will have impact across the board,” said Jonathan Dean, BWI Spokesman.

Airport officials are urging everyone to call their individual carrier before arriving at the airport, but some passengers said the information wasn’t updating fast enough and when they got to BWI, they found their flight had been canceled.

“I thought it would be no problem.  I called on the way in; they said it is going to be no problem, but seriously it is a problem.  We are stalled out for three days now,” said Marie Robertson.

“My flight was canceled and was rescheduled for this afternoon.  Missed all my classes today,” said Riley Pennington.

Airlines have already canceled more than 2,000 flights for Wednesday.

Airport officials say crews will be working throughout the night to ensure the runways’ pick-up and drop-off areas will be safe for passengers.


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