NE Blizzard Stalls MidSouth Travel

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(Memphis) Heather Vanderlaan, her husband, and 20-month-old daughter are trying to get home to Anchorage, Ala., Friday, but their flight was canceled.

“Our flight is stuck in New York is what they’re saying. We’ve been sitting here for two hours now waiting on a manager,” said Vanderlaan.

They’ve been told they can fly out next Thursday, but both Vanderlaans have to report to work Monday.

They’re hoping they can keep their 20-month-old Heidi calm while they try to figure something else out.

“Movie, laptop, DVDs, and food. That’s about all we can do,” said Vanderlaan about entertaining Heidi.

While travelers are typically at the mercy of airlines and bus lines, this time they have to wait for Mother Nature to clear out the snow in the Midwest and Northeast.

Musician Harry Hunt came to perform and visit his daughter in Memphis over the holiday from Chicago.

He was waiting on his Greyhound bus Friday, hoping it would leave on time.

“Now I heard a new system has come through so it’s going to be pretty rough,” said  Hunt.

Hunt is hoping once they do leave, that this driver is cautious.

“I hope he slows down,” said Hunt.

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