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Published December 12, 2010, 08:48 PM

Snowstorm Leaves Hundreds Stranded at Grand Forks Airport

It was an unexpected delay for many travelers in the region. Hundreds of flyers spent their weekend stuck in Grand Forks instead of getting to their destination.

It was an unexpected delay for many travelers in the region. Hundreds of flyers spent their weekend stuck in Grand Forks instead of getting to their destination.

A little after 8 am Sunday, 420 people at the Grand Forks International Airport finally boarded their Delta flights to Minneapolis.

Severe winter weather spread across the country this weekend. About 20 inches of snow in the Twin Cities made Minneapolis Airport runways too icy to land on. Flights from all over were cancelled, leaving this group stranded overnight at GFK.

"We fly to Minneapolis, circle about ten times. Then we come here to Grand Forks to refuel and then they tell us we're staying here," stranded traveler Christopher Shockley said.

"With the technology they have today, they should've known they wouldn't be able to get into Minneapolis St. Paul," traveler Brenda Schewe said. "We got a hotel room, but Delta did not give us a voucher or do anything about that."

It's a traveler's worst nightmare. Cancelled flights, stranded overnight at an airport and many added expenses. But this group seems to be in good spirits.

"You have so many bad things happen to you, at some point you just have to laugh it off," Shockley said.

According to the airport's website, most Delta flights Sunday left after a delay.

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