Winter storm strands air travelers at Hopkins

Mother Nature caused a lot of headaches at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Sunday with dozens of flights either delayed or canceled due to the bad weather.

Long lines at check-in counters tested a lot of people's patience.

In fact, several passengers say they were forced to wait in line for hours with lines moving at a snail's pace.

"We've been here for about two hours, and we've moved about maybe 15 feet in line," explained Angie Long, who was trying to fly back to Seattle with her husband. "It would just be nice if they were a little bit more organized. I know this is a terrible time."

"Every flight is canceled going to Chicago and Milwaukee, and I have to get back to base tonight," said Michael Chappuies, who is in the Navy and was trying to get back to Naval Base Great Lakes.

However, for some grounded passengers there was a silver lining.

"It turned out perfectly because we really wanted to stay a few more days, but it would have cost $750 dollars if we had changed it ourselves," said Sandra Gifford.

"I guess if you've gotta be stuck somewhere today, Cleveland's the place to be," remarked Long.


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