Travelers impacted before arctic blast in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The snow started in Lexington at about 10 p.m. Sunday night, but flyers at Blue Grass Airport got a taste of the winter storm long before that.

The weather doesn't quite look like Chicago or what's in Indiana in Lexington, but the snow on the ground there is affecting people in the air here in central Kentucky.

"It'll be a very long day, a very long day we didn't plan for. For sure," said Jennifer Rosichan, who was delayed trying to fly out of Lexington Sunday evening.

"It is a little frustrating, but there's really nothing you can do about it," said Kevin Johannes, who was also delayed trying to fly out.

There were delays and cancellations because of the weather before the worst of it even arrived at Blue Grass Airport. It's not out of the ordinary for this time of year, but that doesn't make it any less inconvenient for people flying now.

"Now we've just been getting texts," said Rosichan. "A text about every half hour or so telling us it's another half an hour. It's another 45 minutes."

The nerves are kicking in for everyone, seeing the radar. Many say the forecast has scared them into wanting to get out even sooner.

"We don't want to be snowed in. We don't want to be stuck, but I understand that they're going to do everything they can to get us out," said Rosichan. "We'll make the best of it. My daughter, Lindsay, can sleep on the plane. We'll make the best of it."

On Sunday at Blue Grass Airport, flights to and from Chicago were canceled. And as for Monday, flights to Chicago from Blue Grass Airport have already been canceled as well because of this arctic blast.

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