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Travelers Try to Avoid Storm’s Path

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 18:31:46-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A winter storm could stifle travel for people during this holiday weekend.

Flights out of Lexington remained on schedule, but some travelers worried about weather woes for their connecting flights.

“Well I know there’s going to be snow from looking at it, and I have a connection in Chicago, so I prepared. I brought a bag with extra clothes just in case I get stuck, but I think I’m going to be lucky,” said Phyllis Gervais-Voss.

Ted Pomerleau, who was headed home to Canada, said he was worried about the forecast ahead of his layover in Chicago, but with a large portion of the country in the storm’s path, he said he doesn’t have many options.

“I asked the people here if they could reroute me, and there’s nothing here except for Newark, and I’m not going to Newark. Well, I guess I sleep in a chair or find a hotel room,” said Pomerleau.

“It sounds like the northeast is going to be hit pretty hard, so we recommend if you’re traveling to those areas, keep a close eye on your flight,” said Amy Caudill, the Director of Marketing for the Bluegrass Airport.