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Flight Delays after Snow Storm Cause Frustrations in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md-The snow came and went on Thursday into Friday morning, bringing with it some treacherous driving conditions and flight cancellations across the country. 

The next big concern was dealing with the big chill and ice.

However on Friday, there were no flight cancellations at the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport.

But like many air travelers across the country it hadn't been the greatest of days for Carter Moore of Seaford.

The private first class was trying to get to Charlotte so he could make it to Saint Louis, then Detroit and finally to Korea. 
     
"This morning we woke up and they said flight was delayed an hour," Moore said, "and we came back and then they said it's not delayed and then we get here and they say it's delayed so I don't know what's going on."

Airport manager Bob Bryant said the airport had to close from 5 a.m. until about 9 a.m.

Bryant said the delays were due to airport crews trying to clean out the primary runway and the taxiways.

"This morning was a disaster," Bryant said, "we originally closed the airport because we just had an ice skating rink, then as the snow removal equipment began working the runway a little heavier, bits and pieces started to improve to where we finally opened our primary runway."

For Moore, getting to his destination on time was a must.

"I get in trouble through the army and everything because I took leave so it is my responsibility to get back," said Moore.

Ashten Shopp who was visiting family in Salisbury said Thursday's snow was just a dusting to him since he's lived in Alaska. His destination though was Erie, Pa.

To get there, Shopp needed to hop on a flight to Philadelphia but that too was delayed.

"I usually receive an email but I did not this time," Shopp said, "so I found out about the delay just a few minutes ago and an hour is fine."

Paul Lafond didn't care if his connecting flight to charlotte was delayed because he said it would be all worth it in the end.

"We are traveling to Fort Myers, Florida today," Lafond said, "going to get out of the cold weather with the timing of the snow just as we are leaving."

Bryant said airport crews would return early Saturday morning to clean up the rest of the airfield which includes taxiways.
     

 

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