Flights Canceled out of the Springs

By: Ashley Fielder
By: Ashley Fielder

Passenger Todd Shugart thought he’d be sure to get out if he left a day early.

“We're hoping to beat the snow and fly out tonight,” said Todd Shugart.

He and hundreds of others had the same idea.

Passenger Shirley Pfeufer was put on a flight a day early and thought she’d get out also.

But that changed when high winds and dozens of cancellations in Denver rippled down to the Springs airport canceling flights and forcing many to find a place to stay until morning.

“We have cots available but most people will go to a hotel, it’s more comfortable there,” said Airport Director Mark Earle.

Shirley will go back to her hotel and hopefully get home in the morning.

“I have a ticket on Delta to go to Atlanta and on to Houston weather permitting,” said Shirley Pfeufer.

Todd and his family will just hope for better luck next time.

“If we don't get out tonight we won't go at all,” said Todd Shugart.

Airport officials warn that the storm is not over and you should contact your airline if you plan to fly out in the next couple of days.

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