Dodged the ice storm but still affected by it
Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 09:29 AM EST
Rochester, N.Y. - It’s been a long, cold winter, but the major ice storm that hit Atlanta and is moving up the East Coast is expected to spare Rochester.
Still, we are feeling the impact of the storm on travel. People trying to head south to Atlanta or Charlotte dealt with flight cancellations.
Some managed to get out in time, but now worry how they will get home.
The storm left 200,000 people in Atlanta without power and is roaring up the East coast towards New York City.
That could further snarl travel plans for people trying to get out of Rochester to go someplace warm.
Travel Agent Katie Lilly of Carpe Diem Travel said she has had to re-book passengers and in one case, get a stranded couple home from Jamaica.
They were supposed to fly through Atlanta.
Lilly said this has been a tough winter for travel because of the cold, ice and snow.
Every time Kevin Medley looked at the flight information board at the Greater Rochester International Airport, the time and status of his flight changed. He didn’t know if or when he would get out of Rochester. He was heading to a family reunion in Texas.
But Kevin was still smiling as he told us, “you just have to roll with it, and keep on moving.”