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One passenger prepares for a long wait at Reagan National Airport as the snow begins to fall.
Jonathan Wilson
One passenger prepares for a long wait at Reagan National Airport as the snow begins to fall.

By Jonathan Wilson

Hundreds of canceled flights have altered plans for travelers up and down the east coast.

Many of Friday's flights were canceled on Thursday in anticipation of the storm. so crowds were thin at Reagan National Friday.

Because of the advanced notice airlines gave passengers, an airport authority spokesperson says she's not expecting many stranded passengers to be spending the night at local airports.

But there will be at least one.

Eleni Footman, a medical student, is headed home to Florida for a funeral.

She's not scheduled to leave until Saturday at 2:30 p.m., but to be safe, she got to National Airport this morning and isn't going anywhere until she gets on a plane.

"This is something I really have to go home for, so I'm just prepared to suck it up," she says.

The worst of the snow is expected tonight, and no flights are expected to come in or go out Saturday morning.

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