Winter storm causes flight issues at DTW

As the winter storm continues to impact Michigan residents, those hoping to escape to sunny beaches haven't had the best luck.
Hurry up and wait - that was the story for travelers headed to Detroit Metro Airport on Wednesday. Aircrafts were bogged down by ice and snow and at one point, two-thirds of all departures were delayed or cancelled.
Erica Donerson from the Wayne County Airport Authority said their top priority at Detroit Metro Airport is safety, so they want to make sure that the air field is safe for aircrafts and passengers.
"We're not alone in this, of course, there are at least nine other airports across the country, especially out east, that have experienced similar conditions," Donerson said.
The same system that dumped snow on Michigan whipped up violent storms in the south.
Bart Dwinger flew into Detroit Metro Airport from Florida.
"There's a big thunderstorm that hit down there and everything like that. They had tornados I guess in northern Florida, so it's affecting people going out all over the place," he said.
With more snow on the way, no one should be surprised if there are more delays and cancellations Thursday, so be sure to check your flight status online.
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