February 1, 2011 by USA Post
Indianapolis Airport, The number of flights are canceled because of heavy winter storm is underway. Dozens of flights to and from Indianapolis were canceled Tuesday as the second largest part of a powerful winter storm is to Indiana.
Crews were working to keep off-ice planes and the airport and keep a track open, but we expect an uphill battle as the ice moves more toward the center of Indiana, 6News’ Jennifer Carmack reported.
Many travelers are stranded at the airport waiting for a way out of Indianapolis, primarily due to flight problems throughout the Midwest.
“We slept in the airport, and it was like a big sleepover,” said Ranelle Miller. “Every bed was filled. It was really pretty, but we are tired now. ”
Some flights were to leave Indianapolis. Traveler Pauletta Pharis hoped his flight to Washington, DC, was among them.
“My family lives just north of here, so we were a family visiting the city, has just arrived for the weekend,” Pharis said. “We thought it was just the weekend, then got stuck.”
Bob Beavers arrived at the airport on Tuesday, Muncie, only to discover that his flight was canceled until Thursday in Colorado.
“I think the roads are not too good to be back in Muncie, we have reservations at a motel,” said Beavers. “No reason to worry about that. We cannot change it. We’ll make the best of him, transforming it into an adventure.”
Cancellations fight began yesterday the largest airport in the state.
Indianapolis International officials say they have used a single track for 21 hours last night.
Indianapolis International is not considered a hub for connecting flights, so officials do not expect high volume of passengers stranded for the rest of today and tomorrow.
The airport also recalls its snow and ice from the crew works day and night shifts of 12 hours. Many sleep in the airport instead of going home in freezing conditions.
Many businesses and schools across the state are closed or are closing their doors early in the afternoon as Indiana prepares for its second winter storm in the past 24 hours. Blizzard and winter storm warnings most general of the state. The weather also caused the postponement of today’s activities at the Indiana General Assembly
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