Roanoke, Virginia (WDBJ) – Travelers crossing the Roanoke Valley are facing delays and setbacks due to ongoing winter weather.
There have already been several cancellations at Roanoke Regional Airport, and expected weather on Friday could cause further delays, travel experts said.
About 2.8 million Virginians will travel before the holiday weekend. A spokesperson for Mid-Atlantic AAA explained that if plans cannot be adjusted, always plan for the weather.
“We should be very concerned about this storm because the temperatures are so cold,” Morgan Dean said.
Air travelers should research alternative flight plans in case their flight is cancelled. The executive director of the Roanoke Regional Airports Commission explained that there could be more cancellations and delays heading into Friday morning.
“Airlines must be safe, so delays and cancellations shouldn’t surprise them,” said Mike Stewart.
Delays and cancellations can create frustration ahead of your vacation.
“I actually considered changing the flight to Wednesday, but it didn’t work out for me and I had to stick with the plan,” Tina McLeese said. , I wish you the best.”
On the road, VDOT crews are working to keep highways free of ice. A department spokesperson explained how the drop in temperatures is a concern for travelers and crew.
“We are certainly concerned about these very low temperatures and the amount of moisture that is already on the pavement,” said Jason Bond. Very icy conditions can be seen as roads freeze quickly.”
Experts said drivers should slow down and avoid traveling to Friday morning.
“If you have to go out, you should exercise caution and pay particular attention to cool areas such as bridges, overpasses and ramps,” said Bond.
If your flight is cancelled, experts don’t bomb the ticket counters.
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