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Nor' easter causing havoc for local travelers

(PHOTO: FOX19 File) (PHOTO: FOX19 File)
FOX19 - The nor'easter is taking a toll on people in the Tri-State, especially for those flying.

Airlines reacted to the storm by canceling more than 7,500 flights Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Yesterday I got a text from Delta saying that my flight from Cincinnati to JKF was canceled. Then our flight from JKF to Paris was also canceled,” said Alyssa Bardach, who flew out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Monday.

Her flight wasn't the only one. Dozens of flights have been canceled or delayed because of the one-to-three feet of snow expected to fall. Many city and state officials are warning the Northeast about the blizzard.

Flights were essentially halted Tuesday from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport and others across the nation to five major airports:

New York JFK, Newark Liberty, New York LaGuardia, Boston and Philadelphia. 

Other airports in the area of the storm including Hartford and Providence . 

Locally, Ultimate Air Shuttle canceled all flights for Tuesday and moved up a regularly scheduled evening flight from New York to Cincinnati to get passengers home.

“We are taking preventative measures and making sure that we have the safety of our passengers in mind,” said Noel Ripley, a spokesman for the airline.

For Bardach, a canceled flight to New York is really a blessing in disguise for a girl eagerly waiting to begin  her study abroad in Italy.

“I know a lot of people are stuck in New York from our program so I know we will get their eventually and we will be fine,” said Bardach.

American, the nation's biggest carrier, says on its website it will have "very limited operations" Tuesday in the Northeast.

The airline adds its current plan is "to suspend operations Tuesday at Philadelphia, Newark Liberty, New York LaGuardia, New York JFK and Boston."

It's a similar story for United. Fliers at Boston Logan will face a similar situation.

Organizations in Cincinnati could also be helping those hit by the storm.

The local Red Cross is currently on standby. Duke Energy will learn Tuesday morning if their assistance is needed.

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