Thousands of airline passengers deal with delayed, canceled flights

CREATED Jan 7, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - Thousands of airline passengers are dealing with delayed and canceled flights from the Midwest to the East Coast.

The extreme cold is to blame. 
In some places the temperatures were so cold, jet fuel froze.
Passengers at Mitchell International felt the ripple effect Tuesday after more than a dozen flights were delayed or scrubbed.
Mark Griese brought his daughter to the airport. Her flight was on time when they checked in the morning, but by Tuesdayafternoon it had been cancelled.
The Red Granite man said the lines at the Delta counter were very long.
"It's hectic, when we were down there the lady that was helping us out, had thirty other people to help out and they were getting frustrated." Griese said.
More than 2,000 flights were effected across the country Tuesday. Airlines expected to be back on track by the end of the week.