Hurricane Florence Affecting Airline, Amtrak Travel Around Charlottesville
Hurricane Florence is forcing the cancellation of planes and trains out of the Charlottesville area. Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights to and from airports in the path of the storm.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Hurricane Florence is forcing the cancellation of planes and trains out of the Charlottesville area.
Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights to and from airports in the path of the storm. That includes some flights from Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO).
Earlier this week American, Delta and United airlines offered a chance to change flights without penalties to anyone flying between Thursday and Sunday.
While the storm stopped some from traveling, others say they aren't concerned.
"It’s looking good, thankfully. It looks like we might only be getting rain, which is great. The airlines are prepared, we're prepared, just in case," said Stewart Key, CHO.
“After watching the weather a couple of times, it did show that it was going down south farther so I wasn't really worried at all too much," Christopher Williams said.
The airport encourages travelers to check with their airline to get the latest information about their flight.
Amtrak is also modifying its schedule in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. Dozens of trains heading to Charlotte have been canceled.
Amtrak says it will waive fees and try to accommodate passengers on other trains.
The Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to limit travel during the height of storms. They also say you should keep track of changing weather conditions.