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Tue October 30, 2012
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Mid-State Air Travel Disrupted by Hurricane Sandy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Hurricane Sandy is playing havoc with airline flights in and out of Middle Tennessee.

Airport spokesperson Emily Richards says nearly 70 flights have been canceled for Tuesday at Nashville International. Most of those flights were headed to the northeast.

“We’re seeing cancelations to New York City, Newark, New Jersey, also Boston, Philadelphia - north of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. So those are some major hubs and we’re seeing a lot of impact at the airport.”

Richards says most of the cancelations came early enough that few out-of-state travelers are stranded at the airport.

There are quite a few aircraft stranded in the mid-state. Nashville International is being used as safe haven for equipment normally based on the East Coast.

“We have about 30 planes that are parked on our ramp. They were removed from the northeast airports for safe keeping during the storm.”

Richards reminds travelers that regardless where in the U.S. you might be traveling Tuesday, check the status of your flight before heading to the airport. Canceled flights in the northeast continue to impact travel throughout the country.