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Snow in Atlanta: Flight cancellations strand some passengers, but no issues reported on MARTA

Check with your airline before heading to the airport Thursday morning. Delta has canceled about 100 Thursday flights into and out of Atlanta and other cities in the Carolinas and Virginia after canceling more than 500 Wednesday flights

Some passengers were stranded overnight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and ended up sleeping in the terminal.

“This is as far as we got, because when we arrived, we were told there were no flights going out, said Laurie Thurston, who was traveling from Veracruz, Mexico, to Chattanooga, Tenn., with her 10-year-old son, Jacob.

Laurie Thurston and her son, Jacob, spent the night in the airport's atrium. JOHN SPINK/

“We have flown many thousands of miles and this is the first time this has happened,” she said, adding that the experience “wasn’t too bad. It’s different waking up in an airport.”

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Passengers taking MARTA to the airport Thursday should have no problem, as transit officials reported just before 8 a.m. that trains and buses were running on regular schedules.

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