Nor'easter cancels dozens of flights out of RIC

Updated: Mar. 7, 2018 at 6:37 PM EST
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A late winter storm impacting much of the Northeast U.S. is causing several flight cancellations and delays in and out Richmond International Airport on Wednesday.

Several flights to and from New York and Philadelphia were among dozens of flights canceled through the early evening.

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There have been no major impacts to rail travel as most Amtrak trains were leaving on time from Richmond.

However, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela Express services are operating on a modified schedule between Washington, D.C. and Boston. Some services between the two cities and nearby areas have been canceled on Thursday.

The snow probably won't stop many diehard fans from heading to the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament in Brooklyn, New York. Virginia Tech plays Wednesday night. UVA - ranked in the top seed - plays Thursday night.

The nor'easter is certainly causing headaches for many travelers. Medical student Sher Kahn's flight out of New York City to Richmond was rescheduled. Kahn took an earlier, and likely more turbulent, flight.

"It was terrifying. The turbulence was pretty strong," said Kahn.

With so many flights canceled, people are looking for alternate modes of transportation. Multiple Amtrak trains departing Richmond were packed on Wednesday afternoon.

Todd Drake and his colleagues had a meeting at VCU. Their flight back to Philadelphia got canceled. They had to rethink options for getting home.

"Our Uber driver was going to drive us all the way back to Philadelphia, but we thought maybe that wasn't the best plan," joked Drake.

Thankfully, Amtrak trains running in and out of Virginia are operating as usual. There are some modified routes once you get more into the northeast and from D.C. to Boston.

Many major airlines announced in advance of the nor'easter that they'd be waiving or reducing flight change or cancellation fees

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