ATLANTA — Thousands of people are still without power and many are stranded in Atlanta after hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled.
At the height of Sunday’s storm, more than 100,000 Georgians were without power. Today, just over 5,000 people remain without power, most of whom are in northeast Georgia.
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Georgia Power crews are working hard to restore power for those still waiting for it to return.
“Several thousand workers are involved overall, many of whom are in the field, but there are also people in the background at control centers,” Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft said. “We had winds last night, for example, which gave us further blackouts. So some of the ones we’re still dealing with happened overnight or this morning. »
As crews work to restore power for this storm, they are eyeing another potential storm later this week.
Not only has the storm caused massive power outages, but many people at the Atlanta airport are stuck with new travel plans due to flight cancellations and delays.
“I found out my flight was canceled last night but was able to re-book. I re-booked a 2am flight but just arrived. Just landed. This was delayed 3 hours,” said traveler Stacey Samuel O’Brien Channel 2’s Michele Newell.
Jovan Greenhill is trying to get home to New York but says his flight keeps getting delayed.
“So we go from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., which means I probably won’t be back in New York until tomorrow. It’s unfortunate,” Greenhill said. “Snow, I guess freezing temperatures create ice, so that’s just what it is.”
Lawrence Palmer was trying to get to his sister’s funeral, but his flight was also delayed.
“I was hoping we wouldn’t have any delays or the weather would prevent us from leaving Atlanta,” Palmer said.
Fortunately, the airline he had booked with was able to find another flight, but he received a warning beforehand.
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According to Flight Aware, an online flight tracker, 327 flights arriving and departing from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were delayed and 65 were canceled on Monday.
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