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Winter storms trap travelers flying out of New Orleans

Travelers line up as flights are cancelled due to Winter Storm Jonas at MSY airport in Kenner. Travelers line up as flights are cancelled due to Winter Storm Jonas at MSY airport in Kenner.
KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

Plenty of people are finding out that they'll unexpectedly spend the night in New Orleans thanks to Winter Storm Jonas.

A massive snow storm hitting the Northeast and Midwest is forcing airline officials to cancel several flights out of Louis Armstrong International Airport tonight and most people have little hope of finding anything before tomorrow.

It's not just flights to snowy destinations that are getting canceled. Airport Spokeswoman Michell Wilcut said travelers flying anywhere should be prepared for delays and cancellations.

“Give yourself that extra time," Wilcut said. "Make sure you know what you’re getting yourself in to, have alternative plans, in case you do get stranded at a hub, or somewhere in between.”

Though they're eager to get on a plane, some travelers are saying that spending another night in New Orleans might not be so bad.

"My colleague is still trying to get us a flight home, but it's not going to happen and that's OK," said Michelle Borokas, one of the travelers stranded by the storm. "There are worse places to be stuck."

Luckily for one stranded traveler, a sweet gift for friends and family back home could turn into late-night rations if he can't find another flight home.

"Hopefully I'm going to get home tonight with my king cake," said Jake Stephan. "If I run out of food I can have a little bite on the flight."

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