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Flights canceled, delayed at RIC after snow pounds Northeast

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The rough weather is causing equally rough waits at the Richmond International Airport, and across the Northeast and Midwest.

Twenty-seven flights in and out of RIC were canceled Thursday. That's because the snow was relentless in other states, shutting down and delaying flights. The major areas canceling or delaying flights were Boston, the New York-metro area, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

One soldier returning to Fort Lee, Thomas Anderson, was supposed to arrive at 11 a.m.. However, his original flight out of Boston was canceled.

"I was supposed to leave at 5:30 a.m. and I got a flight at 12:45 p.m.," said Anderson.

After a detour to Detroit, avoiding snowy New York, Anderson finally arrived in RVA, at nearly 8 p.m. "(I feel) a little aggravated, but I had my laptop," he said.

Anne Jones, novel in hand, is prepared to wait for her daughter, flying in from New York.

"They're still sitting up in LaGuardia," exclaimed Jones, who had already been waiting a couple hours.

Arnie Pelka's in-laws are en route from Philadelphia.

"They were actually delayed about 40 minutes. But that's not probably as much as some people who might have been here for a while," said Pelka.

Friday morning, RIC officials report 12 flights in and out of RIC are already canceled. As far as trains go, no Amtrak delays are expected in Richmond.

Everyone is advised to check specific flight and train schedules, to stay aware of any delays or cancellations.

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