Sandy cancels thousands of flights, causing some to be stuck in N.O.

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Posted on October 30, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 2:41 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - The nation's busiest airspace was shutdown for the second day in a row, causing problems across the country on Tuesday.

New York's three airports closed, thousands of flights were canceled and its ripple effects reached all the way to the Crescent City.

At Louis Armstrong Airport, three arrivals were canceled, one coming in from Vermont, another coming in from Washington D.C. and a third from New York City. Nine departures to the northeast were cancelled between 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Nationwide, 14,000 flights were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. The effects could be felt on other continents, including Europe and Asia.

A Canadian resident that just finished up her New Orleans vacation was "a little panicked" on Tuesday morning.

"You don't expect to see something like that when you're away on vacation, thinking you have to go back home to something like that...It's an adventure," she said. "New Orleans, we love you. It was awesome."

 

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