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Icy weather leads to flight cancellations
The winter storm has already cancelled thousands of flights for tomorrow.
And that's creating a domino effect right here in Pensacola.
Channel Three's Jenise Fernandez explains from Pensacola International Airport.
Pensacola International Airport plans to continue operations as normal tomorrow. The problem is, airlines have the final say on whether or not they cancel flights.
Delta already cancelled most of their flights tomorrow, in anticipation for this winter storm.
The board, Tuesday night, showed many flight cancellations and delays, and this is only the beginning.
Delta, which operates out of Atlanta, has canceled more than 500 flights Tuesday, and is canceling more than 15-hundred flights Wednesday.
Right now, all Delta flights departing from Pensacola Wednesday, heading to Atlanta are canceled.
"I'm feeling very relieved. Very relieved. Cause I know they're gonna make it."
Carol Finn and her husband are waiting for their grandchildren to arrive from Michigan.
Luckily, their flight path has them connecting in Nashville instead of Atlanta.
Besides a 20-minute delay, they're expected to arrive right before the winter weather sweeps in.
Finn is happy her grandchildren won't be stuck at an Airport, although the family had a back up plan.
"We have family in Nashville and if they would've flown out of Atlanta we have family there too. So it wouldn't have mattered."
The concourse was quiet Tuesday night as airlines started to cancel flights.
Robert Ramos is happy he made it to his final destination in Pensacola.
He was supposed to connect in Charlotte, but because so many flights were canceled, he ended up being re-routed to Miami.
Ramos and his fellow Marines are waiting for the rest of their class to arrive before reporting for duty, hoping they all make it before the storm.
"That's why there's so much confusion, because class just graduated and there's 200 people trying to travel here."
If you plan on flying out tomorrow, be sure to check with your airline to see your flight's status before coming to the airport.
Reporting live from Pensacola International Airport, Jenise Fernandez, Channel Three News.