Hurricane ‘Sandy’ Prompts 82 Flight Cancellations Out of Lambert

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – More than 80 flights in and out of Lambert St. Louis International were cancelled on Monday because of hurricane Sandy.

Some airlines told passengers they would be able to reach their destination as soon as Wednesday or as late as Saturday.

Tim Chaddock was stranded while trying to return to Rochester, NY where he teaches.  He told his flight was a go but received the bad news when he arrived at the airport.

'The mayor of Rochester declared a state of emergency so my flight was cancelled.'

Leah Conant is a student at Rochester University.  She too was stranded on Monday and was worried about turning in papers on time.

'I`m emailing all of my professors now telling them I`ll be turning my assignments in late or via email,' said Conant.

Debbie Huffner lives in Pittsburgh but is stuck in St. Louis.

'I could only get as far as Chicago or Charlotte,' said Huffner.

Look for more cancellations on Tuesday.   It could take the rest of the week before airlines can get back on schedule.

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