Travelers stranded in Milwaukee by Superstorm Sandy starting to return home
WTMJ News Team
Cody Holyoke reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE- Travelers who were stranded in Milwaukee by Superstorm Sandy are making their way home.
There are fewer cancellations and fewer headaches for travelers Wednesday night, but they're not off the ground just yet.
As Sandy fizzles out, the big board looks better and better, but it's still a mess for folks trying to fly to and from the East Coast.
Some airports have started service again, others, like those around New York City -- won't be fully operational for quite some time.
"People's plans are obviously very disrupted," says Pat Rowe of Mitchell International Airport. "Flights into the New York airports: LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark are still impacted. Not much going in or out of there."
There is some good news as Kenosha native Will Calder found out Wednesday he should be able to fly into Newark on Thursday. He's been stranded at home for days, itching to get back to his Manhattan apartment.
"It's that, anxiety! It's like, 'I need to get there,' but I can't, because the flights won't let me," says Calder.
With a cleanup that's going to take a while, even that trip isn't guaranteed. But travelers are willing to roll the dice to return home.
"It's not 100 percent, but we're going to try it and see what happens."