Thursday's wintry mix delays some flights - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Thursday's wintry mix delays some flights

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Some flights were delayed on Thursday because of the weather (WFSB) Some flights were delayed on Thursday because of the weather (WFSB)
WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) -

On Thursday, the snow had mostly missed the metro Hartford area, but that wasn’t preventing delays at Bradley International Airport.

As of about 4 p.m. on Thursday, there were several delays heading out of Bradley, and most of them were to the Florida area.

Passengers said they were doing all they could to not get stranded.

“I was in panic mode yesterday, I almost tried to change my flight but they were all sold out,” said Tammy Woodham, who is visiting from Florida.

After spending the holidays in the Berkshires with her daughter, over the last two weeks, Woodham saw everything a New England winter has to offer.

“It was very cold, ice and wind chills were very bad the entire time I was there. Quite different than it is in Florida,” she said.

On her final day, with inches of snow forecasted, she got the true experience. It was a white-knuckled drive heading to Bradley to make her flight.

“I probably drove about 35 miles an hour. Stayed behind a plow truck and people were passing me and I thought, why are they driving so fast in this weather,” Woodham said.

Areas to the north saw snow for parts of the day. Places south of the Massachusetts border, like Uncasville, saw mainly rain.

Since it was mainly rain, the majority of travelers didn't have to worry about widespread delays, but the Rosado family, who is headed to Puerto Rico, saw their flight was delayed until 5 p.m.

The majority of departures have been on time, just a handful have been delayed.

Be sure to check with your airline before heading up to the airport.

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