Airports announce flight cancellations as monster storm hits region

A major winter storm has grounded most flights at airports throughout the region. Just after noon on Thursday, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport announced it was cancelling all remaining departures.

Airlines began canceling and re-booking flights on Wednesday due to weather forecasts, CVG spokesperson Mindy Kershner told WCPO-9, our news partners. American and Delta airlines managed to have a few departures until noon, she said.

“(The airlines) are trying to bring in some arrivals later,” Kershner said. “They want to use those aircraft to do some early morning departures on Friday.”

FlightAware was showing more than 5,700 flights canceled in and out of the United States on Thursday afternoon. The James M. Cox International Airport in Dayton was showing 42 flights canceled as of 1 p.m. The Columbus airport at that time was showing more than 200 flight cancellations.

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