Memphis International Airport hit hard by weather; passengers st - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Memphis International Airport hit hard by weather; passengers stranded

Some passengers are hoping to flying out as early as Wednesday. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Some passengers are hoping to flying out as early as Wednesday. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

From iced over runways to canceled flights, Memphis International Airport is being hit hard by inclement weather.

Like hundreds of other passengers, Arthur Carver and his wife found out through text message alert their flight to Virginia was among the ones canceled. But after re-booking, he was hit with another cancellation.

"When can we fly out of here, everything has been canceled, the first Wednesday," said Carver.

As many passengers wait inside to find when they can fly out, maintenance crews are outside working to clear the runway so planes can fly out.

Planes are being sprayed down with de-icer treatment before heading to the runway and crews are out on the runways checking for ice patches and debris.

A US Airways flight was stranded on the runway for hours as crews worked to de-ice the runway around it.

With more than 80 flights cancellations on Monday, air travel may require one of the most powerful virtues - patience.

"We will probably get into Brazil, best chance, Wednesday morning," said Eduardo Peilo.

Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 1:36 AM EDT2018-07-23 05:36:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

  • Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

    Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:49:27 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-07-23 05:25:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

  • breaking

    Toronto Police: 1 dead, multiple shot along busy city street; shooter dead

    Toronto Police: 1 dead, multiple shot along busy city street; shooter dead

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:44:54 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-07-23 05:18:20 GMT

    Police have not yet released information on the suspect or a possible motive.

    Police have not yet released information on the suspect or a possible motive.

Powered by Frankly