U.S. storm causes flight delays and cancellations

If you're flying to the U.S. Thursday or Friday make sure you check your flight status before you leave the house.

The extreme snow and ice storms in South Eastern U.S. caused a backlog of flights, felt all the way north to Montreal.

Thursday 85 flights to and from the U.S. were cancelled between 6 AM and 9 PM at Trudeau airport. Flights to New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington and Florida were cancelled or delayed.

One woman trying to get to Nairobi for her brothers wedding said she was on pins and needles because she didn't know if she was going to make it.

"We can't even sleep, we just want to go," she said.

Another woman travelling to Bermuda through New York for Valentine's day said she wasn't going to arrive until Monday.

Thursday, Trudeau airport officials said 14 U.S. bound flights were already cancelled for Friday morning. They said travellers should make sure to check flight statuses right through the weekend.

President Obama issued a state of emergency in Georgia and South Carolina due to the weather.

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