With more than 30 states under winter storm warnings or blizzard warnings, air traffic has come to a halt in some places. Dallas and Houston in Texas and Chicago, Illinois, are feeling the most impact, said FAA spokeswoman Tammy Jones.
“Travel will likely be difficult to impossible in many areas,” the National Weather Service said.
Up to two feet of snow is expected to fall in the Chicago area, where some weary travelers were already frustrated about not being able to continue their journey.
“I just want to get on a plane today… and get out of here. I don’t want to be stuck here,” said Kristine Whitcher, a passenger from Canada who was traveling through O’Hare International.
She’s not likely to get her wish very soon.