By: Christine Souders
The blizzard is past but the headaches are still present for Quad Citians heading out for the holidays. But that's not stopping some folks from reaching their destinations.
Many travelers have already encountered obstacles, like delayed flights and hazardous road conditions.
"We're headed to Mexico," said Jacquelyn Nino and her family packed in the mini van Friday night for a 24 hour road trip.
They stopped to get gas before waiting in about a 3 mile traffic jam on I-80 around 5 PM.
She admits there could be a few more bumps in the road before they get to Mexico, "We've seen lots of cars in ditches, so we're being very cautious. We have lots of people in the car too."
And people traveling by car aren't the only one's facing minor setbacks.
Thursday's snowstorm is causing Jessica Stone and her family to be a day late to Florida, "Our flight got canceled but we would have rather not flown in that bad weather anyway. So I think we're pretty confident we'll leave today."
But if this weather keeps up, and travelers have to make some changes, we'll, what's a few more days..."It's going to be really nice to be down in the warm weather probably wearing just a T-shirt, no coat, no scarf, anything like that,"said Nino.
"If we get stuck in Florida that wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen," said Stone.
As of late Friday, we're told by airport officials the runways are pretty clear and flights are running back on schedule. And if you are flying out over the holidays, be sure to check your flight before you leave home.