Travelers struggle to rebook after mass flight cancelations Wednesday

NOW: Travelers struggle to rebook after mass flight cancelations Wednesday

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Flights at MKE Airport were impacted by Wednesday's storms, and it wasn't just the storms here in Milwaukee that caused issues. Storms across the Midwest had a domino effect on flights. 

More than 2,000 flights were canceled nationwide, and more than 100 of them were right here in Milwaukee. 

"We're still in cleanup mode on the airfield, but the airlines have told us they're resuming normal schedules after 10 a.m. this morning," said Harold Mester.

Officials at Mitchell International Airport say they'll continue to plow and de-ice the runways as long as precipitation is falling, and they have no plans to close. 

"We focus on one runway and when we need to close it for a 20-minute period to treat it or remove any accumulation, we go ahead and do that, and then we can stay open throughout the duration of the storm." 

While flights are resuming as normal Thursday, people are still working to rebook their flights. 

"We are a bit disappointed and tired, and a little upset, and they can't do anything because of the weather," said Syvonia Spencer Thursday morning as she tries to get back home to Maryland. 

"We were supposed to be leaving at 3:30 [p.m.] yesterday to find out our flight was canceled and rescheduled for 5:30 this morning," said Spencer. "Get here at 3:30, and at 4 o'clock this morning we find out our flight was canceled until 5:30 Friday morning."

Airport officials say flights filled up quickly as people rebooked their flights Wednesday, so it may take an extra day before some travelers are able to get on their flights. 

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