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“Bomb Cyclone” weather disrupts Tucson flights

Flights to connecting cities canceled
Posted at 7:25 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 00:29:00-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - When really wild weather hits the nation's midsection -- we can feel it here in Tucson -- even if the actual weather is hundreds of miles away.

That's what happened Tuesday when weather disrupted the airports Tucson travellers need to connect to the rest of the country.

The colorfully named bomb cyclone weather effect blew a hole in a lot of plans for Tucson travelers. We watched them make their way to the ticket counter and get the bad news: They're not going anywhere if they're unlucky enough to be flying to the wrong cities.

Denver was the leader in canceled flight departures from Tucson International. Even for an area used to snowy weather, Denver's conditions were just too dangerous.

Travelers like Sydney Lanoue, stuck with disruption and delay, know there's no point getting mad at the weather.

"The lady at the desk was super helpful which was nice but I unfortunately have to fly out tomorrow instead of tonight which isn't ideal but it is what it is I guess. Can't control the weather and I certainly don't want to be on a flight that could put us in harm so..."

Lyle Bryant was headed to Alaska but connecting in Denver. He's happy he bought that travel insurance.

"That's the good thing. I get five hundred back for a ticket so it's like I can plan for another trip. I lose a couple of hours which, I'd rather take that than anything so..."

But now a lot of these travelers have to work out an unexpected night in Tucson, so they can try again in the morning.