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Travelers stranded by storm

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The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to be a big headache for travelers.

Thousands of flights, as well as bus and rail services  have been delayed or canceled. Right now, it's unclear when service will be completely back to normal for air, train, or bus travel.

Elizabeth Braman is hoping for good news from Greyhound. She's been stuck at the Greyhound bus station for hours.

"I've been sitting here waiting for when they're going to decide if they're going to re-route us to avoid NYC or what they're going to do, " said Braman.

Braman is trying to get back home to upstate New York.

"I was hoping to be home by 10 tonight but I'm not sure I'll get home now," she added.

All Greyhound bus service headed north is a no go.

Amtrak is off track. It has canceled all trains in the northeast corridor for Tuesday. No decision has been made on when service will resume.

About half the flights scheduled to take off from Richmond International Airport,  Tuesday,  are now canceled.

"We're probably going to deal with Sandy's impact for a few more days yet," said airport spokesperson, Troy Bell.

Robert Coles is one of the lucky travelers - he's headed south to Atlanta. 

"I went online to check my flight and they said it was on time," he explained.

Ann and Nelson Johnson didn't expect to be stuck at RIC.

"This is the second time I've been caught in a hurricane and ended up in Richmond Virginia," said Ann Nelson.

The couple is trying to get back home to Kansas. They were supposed to depart from Washington D.C. but that didn't work.

"The hurricane came, the airport closed, and the flight got canceled. So, we decided let's see what we can do from Richmond,"said Nelson Johnson.

Back at the bus station Braman says she's trying to keep everything in perspective.

"I'd rather be here than... I feel badly for the people who are going through the tragedy," she added.

Amtrak, Greyhound, and RIC all say it's unclear when service will be completely restored, especially northbound service.

If you plan on traveling by plane train or bus  be sure to check with your provider to see if the service to your destination has not been disrupted.

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