Winter weather continues to snarl travel to, from Nashville - WKRN News 2

Winter weather continues to snarl travel to, from Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Rough winter weather continued to have an impact on those traveling to and from Nashville Friday morning.

Several flights were grounded. All early morning flights out of Nashville International Airport BNA to LaGuardia LGA in New York were canceled. A handful of flights to Philadelphia and Chicago were canceled, as well.

Arrivals to Nashville also took a hit with out-of-town cancellations.

Flight interruptions are expected to continue as more snow blows into northern states over the weekend.

Across the country, an estimated 2,000 flights have been canceled in the last 24 hours. Another 7,000 flights have been delayed.

Newlyweds Adam and Beth Paltrineri stopped briefly in Nashville after visiting family in Chattanooga for the New Year's holiday. On Monday, they were closely watching the departure boards for their flight to the Midwest.

"So far, so good," Adam said, "but my parents live in Boston and they're under 18 inches [of snow]. The airport closed last night, so I've heard lots of tales out of the northeast of bad news."

The Paltrineris were looking forward to comparatively warmer weather at their honeymoon destination of Steamboat, Colorado.

"I'm initially from Knoxville, Tennessee, and then he's from Boston," Beth said.

"And we live in Minnesota," Adam added.

He continued, "I'm glad we're going on our honeymoon to somewhere slightly warmer than Minnesota."

"Slightly warmer," Beth laughed.

"It's negative 12 [in Minnesota], right now, or something," added Adam.

The pair wore sweaters and long pants for their flights, but any heavy coats were out of sight.

When asked if they were accustomed to the colder temperatures, the two smiled at each other.

"All the Nashville-ites wearing ski boots and snow boots yesterday were, oh yeah, they were making us laugh," Adam said.

Nashvillians weren't the only ones feeling the cold Thursday. An estimated 100 million people in 22 states were in the path of the recent storms, and the winter blast is expected to continue through the weekend.

Airline ticket holders are encouraged to confirm flight departure and arrival times at FlyNashville.com.

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