Cancelations, delays piling up at Charlotte Douglas

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(WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dozens of flights in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport were already canceled Tuesday morning ahead of the big winter storm.

The cancelations are happening all over the country. As of 6 a.m. 22 departures and 22 arrivals were canceled, plus numerous delays.

Delta Airlines has already canceled 500 flights with Atlanta connections Tuesday because of the storm, which is expected to bring snow and ice.

At Monday night’s Charlotte City Council meeting, city manager Ron Carlee said Charlotte is doing fine on its stockpile of salt for now, but de-icing planes could soon be a problem.

Carlee said nationally there’s a shortage, and where airlines park their planes during this winter weather will be very strategic.

Tuesday morning, travelers were being cautious.

“We know there’s supposed to be a storm so better to get out earlier than later,” said Shelby Terry.

Airport hotels anticipate seeing a lot of rooms booked once the storm hits.

Source: WSOC