Wild weather affecting flights on the First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wild weather is affecting thousands of flights nation-wide and Jacksonville International Airport is seeing its share of delays and cancellations.

Rain, wind and hail is what we saw here on the First Coast and it's a sign of what's to come; a hard freeze for some counties and low temperatures for everyone.

At JIA many waited for hours.

"Just hanging out waiting on them," said Dale Barnes.

Barnes waited on friends from Philadelphia, one of the cities seeing inches of snow and cancellations across the flight boards.

"They were going to try to catch a flight in earlier to get here, then when I got here they messaged me they were going to be on a later flight, it got cancelled, so they are supposed to be on a flight it looks like on the board they are on it. They will get here alright," said Barnes.

Tom Young's wife was supposed to arrive in Jacksonville by 3 p.m. Tuesday, but the storm put her five hours behind schedule.

"I understand from my daughter in Baltimore there's about 14 inches of snow right now and it's still coming down," said Young.

After cascading delays, the Atlanta connection finally made it in. Patricia Young says traveling on the roads up north is a mess and getting to the airport was an adventure on its own.

"Well getting there was the trouble; the side streets were terrible. Once we got to the highways they were a little bit icy and slushy," said Patricia.

She made it back to the First Coast and now the Young's say their goal is to avoid getting sick.

"It's pneumonia weather. One day it's 70 degrees then the next day it's 32 degrees," added Young.

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