Spring snow causes travel problems at McGhee Tyson

Spring snow causes travel problems at McGhee Tyson

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Several flights from Chicago, New York and even D.C. were delayed or canceled due to the spring blast of winter weather. Several flights from Chicago, New York and even D.C. were delayed or canceled due to the spring blast of winter weather.
"I'm surprised to see snow falling at all," said Shannon Wilson. "When we came to look at a house here last year in February, we were told don't worry it never snows here." "I'm surprised to see snow falling at all," said Shannon Wilson. "When we came to look at a house here last year in February, we were told don't worry it never snows here."
While that news may be a little frustrating for Wilson, his kids thought otherwise and said they were happy to get one more night to spend with their dad. While that news may be a little frustrating for Wilson, his kids thought otherwise and said they were happy to get one more night to spend with their dad.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

ALCOA (WATE) - The heaviest of the snow fell several hundred miles away from Knoxville, but that didn't stop the effects from being felt at McGhee Tyson Airport.

Not many travelers were expecting snow to impact their travel plans this time of year, but, alas, several flights from Chicago, New York and even D.C. were delayed or canceled due to the spring blast of winter weather.

"I'm surprised to see snow falling at all," said Shannon Wilson. "When we came to look at a house here last year in February, we were told don't worry it never snows here."

Wilson and his family spent the morning at the airport as they prepared to see him off on a work trip that will take him overseas for the next three months.

But instead, the flight was canceled. Now Wilson, like many others, is forced to wait for the airline to make him alternate travel plans.

"As far as I'm told, I'm rebooked automatically so I have the same exact flights for tomorrow morning," said Wilson.
     
While that news may be a little frustrating for Wilson, his kids thought otherwise and said they were happy to get one more night to spend with their dad.

Airport officials said until the system pushes off the northeast coast, it's best for flyers to double check their flight status online before heading to the airport.

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