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Storm delays flights to and from Tampa airport again today

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Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 07:30 PM

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A winter storm that dumped snow on much of the country is delaying dozens of flights to and from Tampa International Airport again today.

Scheduling problems were exacerbated as the delays from the multi-day storms began to filter down through the multiple flights and destinations each aircraft serves on a daily basis.

"It's hard to predict what will happen, but travelers or those picking up people at the airport should check with airlines before heading out," said Janet Zink, Tampa International spokeswoman.

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport reported no major scheduling problems Wednesday, but the storms moving across the South and Northeast are expected to affect numerous airports today, which in turn affect local flights.

More than 1,000 flights were canceled nationwide Wednesday morning, FlightAware.com reported. The cancelations were mostly spread around airports that had been or soon would be in the path of the storm.

So far, the storms have had little impact here on rail service. Amtrak's single daily northbound and southbound trains on the New York-Tampa-Miami route were running at capacity Wednesday.

The biggest headache in Tampa for Amtrak passengers is continued road construction near Union Station, which has altered the traffic and parking patterns. That means some passengers have to walk long distances to metered spaces because station parking has been full.

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