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Freezing fog causes headaches for holiday travelers

By Carl Winder, Multimedia Journalist, carl.winder@krdo.com
Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Dec 20 2013 04:06:08 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 20 2013 06:25:41 PM CST

Freezing fog causes headaches for holiday travelers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

It's beginning to look -- and feel -- a lot like Christmas just in time for the start of the busy holiday travel weekend.

Planes were grounded at the Colorado Springs Airport on the morning of Friday, December 20, 2013, as freezing fog and flurries settled in over the Front Range.

"We did experience delays because of low visibility," said John McGinnley, Assistant Aviation Director at the Colorado Springs Airport.

With Christmas just days away, people are trying to get to their destinations, even if they have to wait.

"My plan is to stay with family for two weeks," said Albert Martinez, who is visiting his family in San Diego.

"I was here last night and the flight was delayed. I had to go home and they rebooked me," said Cheri Miller.

While some people are choosing to fly home for the holidays, AAA reports more than a million others will be driving over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother's house. 

Cassandra Smith is one of those drivers. She says she likes to drive because it is convenient.

"(I like) spending time with my family and my son. I don't like it when people cough on the plane," Smith said.

Whether traveling by air or by car, AAA says travelers need to pack their patience. Especially when the weather turns wintry.

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