Weather causes concern over flights at Mitchell International

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Millions of Americans are hitting the road, taking a train or boarding a plane to celebrate Thanksgiving -- and some are running into detours due to the weather.

A strong storm struck much of the eastern United States on Wednesday, November 27th, complicating holiday travel plans for many of the 43 million Americans who filled the nation's highways, airports, and train and bus stations.

By the afternoon, delays were reported at several airports in the Northeast.

At Mitchell International Airport Wednesday, one flight was cancelled to Philadelphia -- and many travelers were keeping their eyes on the departure boards, and keeping their fingers crossed.

FOX6 News on Wednesday ran into Brian Radday, a UW-Madison student excited to fly home to New York for Thanksgiving.

"I haven't been home since summer," Radday said.

Radday on Wednesday feared his flight to New York's LaGuardia Airport may be in jeopardy.

"I tried to move my flight to yesterday but I had a midterm. I got to just live with it," Radday said.

Grey and Claire Statterfield were planning to take the same flight.

"Obviously it's frustrating, but we'll get there," the couple told FOX6 News.

Across town at Milwaukee's Intermodal station, passengers were boarding trains and buses, and officials there said things were running smoothly, with no delays or cancellations expected.

However, officials said they were seeing about twice as many travelers as an average Wednesday.

Mitchell International Airport on Wednesday was telling travelers to check with their airline for any delays or cancellations.

Travelers can get up-to-date details at Mitchell International Airport's enhanced website,