Snow Day Stalls Travel for Some

Travelers are atranded at LAX as a gigantic winter storm moves across the Midwest

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    NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 27: The Manhattan skyline is visible behind blowing snow around a British Airways aircraft following a major blizzard at Newark Liberty International Airport on December 27, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. A massive snow storm with gusty winds and towering snow drifts closed all three New York-area airports and stranded thousands of travelers. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    Blizzard conditions across the Midwest and northeast forced the cancellation of about 6,000 flights across the country, leaving some airports deserted and thousands of travelers stranded, including Lindbergh Field in San Diego.

    On Wednesday morning, the effects were still being felt as several airlines posted canceled flights arriving and departing from San Diego.

    American Airlines has canceled four departing flights heading to Chicago and Dallas and six arrivals from Wichita, Dallas and Chicago.

    United Airlines canceled three departures to San Francisco and Chicago and several flights arriving from Denver and Chicago.

    Midwest Storm Delays Flights at LAX

    [LA] Midwest Storm Delays Flights at LAX
    A Gigantic winter storm in the Midwest has forced the cancellations of thousands of flights across the county, and has left travelers stranded at LAX and other airports. (Published Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011)

    A few flights arriving on Southwest were also canceled this morning including inbound flights from Kansas City and Chicago

    At Los Angeles International Airport, an airport used often by San Diegans, cancellations left travelers like Breanna Webbler stranded.

    She was supposed to fly from LA to Minneapolis early Tuesday morning. Some 12 hours later she was still at LAX, walking from terminal to terminal trying to find a flight home.

    "The flights we're taking, they're not a straight shot. They're supposed to stop in Chicago. Chicago's canceled. Philadelphia. Nope. Philadelphia, you can't get out there," Webbler said.

    Chicago received up to 19.5 inches of snow with more still possible, and Missouri as much as 1 1/2 feet. More than a foot dropped on northern Indiana and southeast Kansas, while Oklahoma saw as much as a foot.