Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 8:27 AM
Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 5:15 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
Some flights in and out of Dayton International Airport are canceled as some parts of the country brace for heavy snow.
Several flights to and from Chicago were already canceled Monday morning.
Travelers Tyler Wood of North Berwick Maine’s flight was diverted to Dayton, and now he’s is hoping to make a mad dash on the road to the East Coast before the storm hits.
“Took off from Orlando to Milwaukee, on a connecting flight to Boston. It was kind of the last shot to get to the northeast for the next three to four days is what they’re saying,” Wood said.
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Wood and Julie Doran of Boston made a fast friendship today, after meeting for the first time on their flight. They’d already tried beating the storm by cutting their trips short in Florida. When that didn’t work, they were the only ones brave enough to get off the plane in Dayton this morning to try to beat the storm home by car.
“It’s incredibly frustrating and I really just want to get home, and I know it’s going to be much faster and cheaper to just drive the 12 hours, as opposed to sit around and wait, sleep at the airport, get a hotel, wait three days, that sort of thing,” Doran said.
Predictions call for up to 24 inches of snow to fall on the East Coast.
“I was originally trying to get into Manchester, New Hampshire, and they don’t shut down for anything so we’ll have to see. I guess the storm is going to be a whopper,” Wood