Winter Storm cancels hundreds of flights

More than 300 flights canceled at RDU Saturday and dozens Sunday.

January 31, 2010 1:36:17 PM PST
A total of 325 flights were cancelled at RDU International Airport Saturday and more than a dozen never took off Sunday. Airport officials say the delays and cancellations could continue into Monday.

From stranded passengers overnight, to passengers on the move again, RDU was once again bustling with activity Sunday.

The Parzygnat's feared the worst when they woke up Sunday morning.

"I'm not going to the Virgin Islands for our 10 year anniversary," Passenger Kathy Parzygnat said.

But bit by bit, RDU International Airport is returning to normal. Delays and cancellations are expected throughout the night, which is forcing passengers to be proactive.

"Called ahead, first thing this morning, got on USAirways.com, said flight was on time, just kept praying and hoping," Parzygnat said.

Parzygnat's prayers were answered, her flight like several others headed to its destination.

RDU officials credit crews who spent the night treating the runways, making them safe for passengers headed home to this winter wonderland or as far away from it as they can get.

"I'll trade this snow in for sand anytime," Parzygnat said.

Airline officials say until the Triangle completely thaws out, it's still a good idea to call ahead to check on your flight and plant to arrive well in advance.

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