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Monster storm snarls holiday airport travel, flights delayed and canceled


A massive storm inching from the Midwest eastward is set to cause all kinds of headaches over the holiday weekend. The travel rush is already in overdrive with some flights to be canceled and dozens more have been delayed.

Crystal Kruse, who drove down from Morganton, was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her husband.

"Well he started in Chicago," she said. "The first flight he was supposed to be on was delayed two hours. The second one was delayed an hour. And now his flight from Atlanta has been delayed. I don't know how long."

Chris Maloney and his family flew in from Maine and are relieved to have beaten the weather.

"We dodged it," he said. "This time of year, it's actually kind of stressful to get to family and be with family, you wanna be there. It's just really nice not to have the weather in front of you."

ReTina Moore is feeling the same sense of relief. She flew out of Detroit with no problems.

"It was rainy but we managed to get off on time, the flight was on time and we landed here safely," she said.

Back at baggage claim, Kruse got word her husband's plane had landed safely. Away on business since Thanksgiving, he's home just in time for the holiday.

"Big hugs," said Kruse about what her husband could look forward to. "Maybe a tear or two."

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(5:02) So big hugs, relieved to see him and maybe a tear or two. (laughs)

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