On Sunday, traveling on roads all across Siouxland was very difficult with freshly fallen snow and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
Flights out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota were canceled last night, so many of these travelers braved the roads down to Sioux City to try and get an early morning flight Sunday.
“We were just happy because we heard there were flights and then, of course, there weren’t. We don’t know the area so we just kinda took what we could get,” said Maureen Croes a traveler trying to get home.
The Sioux Gateway flight scheduled at 6 a.m. Sunday morning also ended up canceling, leaving many travelers stranded, but many still remained positive.
“I wasn’t expecting any of this to happen. I come from the Midwest region in itself, it’s just one of those things you just got to be patient and drag your patience out. Expect the worst but hope for the best,” said Daniel Lewis a stranded traveler.
Despite being stuck in a snowstorm, one Sioux Falls couple let their dreams of warmer weather keep their spirits up as they await the next flight to Florida.
“I think it’s going to be like 75 degrees tomorrow down there when we’re hopefully walking around so yeah it’s going to be much better than snow and the negative windchills it is here,” said Brent Greenway.
Flights were finally able to get out of the Sioux Gateway Airport around 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
The lobby of the airport is finally empty many people waited for almost 24 hours before they could continue onto their destination.