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Holiday travel turmoil felt at Peoria International Airport

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PEORIA (25 News Now) – This long Christmas weekend traditionally brings a busy day for many at the airport, but Monday’s snowfall delayed or canceled flights across the country and here in Illinois. I faced

In Peoria, many anxiously waited for their families. They probably sat on the tarmac for nearly an hour.

“My flight was delayed,” said Christine Bollwinkle, one of the many people waiting for her family at the airport.

Hundreds of bags were left behind at Midway Airport in Chicago.

Southwest Airlines, one of the major airlines departing from Midway, canceled 68% of its flights, creating a domino effect for layovers heading to Peoria.

Taylor Turovskiy said:

Elias Bennett described his experience.

“Our flight from Chicago was delayed about an hour. We finally got on the plane and had to sit on it for about 30 minutes until the ice melted, and then sat on the tarmac for about an hour when we landed.”

Others have driven over an hour to the airport on slippery roads to escape Old Winter’s wrath.

“So far it’s been pretty easy. We had to get off the interstate in a bit of snow and drizzle, but so far the flight is on time, so hopefully it stays that way. is my second home. ”

Not just Mother Earth. On the red planet, NASA released a photo on Monday showing an icy landscape on Mars.

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