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Flights delayed at TIA as winter storm moves east

7:24 PM, Mar 3, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- It was a rough start for air travelers this week with nearly 2,800 flights cancelled across the nation as of this afternoon.

Travelers at Tampa International Airport weren't spared those cancellations and long delays either.

Sheneka Rowe says she is frustrated. "I'm ready to get back onto the plane to New York."

Rowe's flight was cancelled early this morning, a preemptive response to the storm moving in.

It's a tough end to a trip to Mexico she says was the time of her life.

Dozens of flights were cancelled at Tampa International Airport this afternoon, leaving many travelers, like Rowe, with their feet planted firmly on the ground.

Traveler Calvin Hensley says he shares Rowe's frustration. He was delayed for 5 hours at TIA waiting to get home to Louisiana.

One of the hardest hit airports so far this week was Washington's Reagan National Airport, where all flights were grounded until about 3 p.m. ET.

If you want to check the status of your flight, you can use USA TODAY's flight tracker.

And the bright side for stranded travelers in Tampa? They have 70 degree temperatures to look forward to the for the rest of this week.

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