(WJBK) - Approaching Midwest snow storms are causing major problems for travelers trying to get out of town after the Thanksgiving weekend.
"My first flight was canceled on Southwest so now I got onto Delta," Leslie Flagel said.
Leslie Flagel and her pup Rocky are heading home to Chicago on one of the busiest travel days of the year and much of the Midwest is getting hit with a snow storm!
“Hoping to get home on time I was hoping to get home tonight,” she said.
Chicago one of the hardest hit areas has nearly 300 departing flights canceled and climbing out of Chicago O'Hare Airport that's according to tracking service FlightAware.com
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“Oh gosh just try and find another flight, I would love to get home tonight,” Flagel said.
She's got snacks, water and Rocky to get her through.
“He's great, he's the best he's so easy going,” she said.
Across the country a thousand flights canceled and rising, the number of delays are at more than 3-thousand as of Sunday evening.
“We flew out of Keywest to Atlanta and our flight was diverted to Knoxville so we missed our connecting flight,” Mike Wegrzyn said.
The Wegrzyn family from Canton was delayed by weather down south.
“I was annoyed but now I'm happy, kind of tired but happy to just be back home,” the Wegrzyn kids said.
A statement from Metro Airport says some delays and cancellations are possible primarily due to bad weather in other cities as the Metro Detroit area is not expected to feel the brunt of the storm.
“Just be patient, relax, and enjoy your time don't get stressed out about it you will get home eventually,” Mike Wegrzyn said.
Every couple minutes changes and moderations to flights are changing so advice from Metro Airport is to keep checking with your individual airline often.