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St. Louis flights canceled, delayed due to winter storm on East Coast

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Over 15 flights scheduled to depart from St. Louis Lambert-international Airport Thursday have been canceled ahead of the winter storm that is predicted to hit the East Coast.

News 4 spoke with passengers at Lambert Airport wondering when they'll be able to get on a plane. Crews discovered most flights in and out of cities along the east coast have been cancelled.

Madelyne Smith is trying to get to Richmond, VA to see her mother who's now in a diabetic coma.

"I can fly to Charlotte from her but then the flights from Charlotte to Richmond are all cancelled.

Lily Moore is on her way back to Iowa for a late Christmas celebration with family. When she left North Carolina where a Winter Storm Warning is in effect. Crews has to de-ice the plane.

"I was a little concerned but my flight was so early in the morning so I didn't think I'd be affected by it," said Moore.

After the storm passes, it could take up to 48 hours for flights to get back to what would be considered normal.

"Right now, in the travel industry, airlines are flying fairly full flights more so than they have in years past and when you add delays on top of that," said Jeff Lea, St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. "Trying to move passengers around you're going to have very packed planes over the next few days even more so because of all that's happening with this storm."

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