East Coast snowstorm causing flight delays, cancelations

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast is bringing an artic blast to north Georgia this weekend.

The snow is causing flight delays and cancellations in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway spoke to two students from Morehouse and Spelman. Both colleges are returning to in-person learning Monday, and both students were worried they wouldn’t get home in time.

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Morehouse student Kai Tann said his flight out of New Jersey was delayed an hour.

“There was a lot of snow on the ground so that stopped the flight because they just wanted to make sure everything was right,” he said.

Spelman student Vierra Queen said she was worried her flight would be cancelled out of Baltimore, but it was only a 30-minute delay.

“It said it was going to be like 3 to 4 inches, but then they changed it to like 1 to 2, so I wasn’t really that worried,” she said.

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Queen said the weather will impact many students coming in later today, and they might end up stranded.

“I got an email that says 5:45. If they don’t move in by that time they have to wait until Monday, so a lot these kids that are coming in later because their flights are delayed might have to get a hotel in the area, and that can be an inconvenience,” she said.

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Holloway spoke with other travelers who said they got to Atlanta just in time before getting stuck.

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