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Tampa, Florida --Due to a winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, flight were being cancelled by the minute in Tampa.

Siblings Drew and Abby Workman came down from Iowa for the Outback Bowl game on New Year's Day.

But it looks like they'll be staying in Tampa for a marathon.

They were suppose to fly back on Thursday but their flight was canceled. Now it looks like they won't take off until Saturday.

"The whole northeast is pretty much already shut down," says Drew.

For some, the best strategy seems to be getting out ahead of schedule. DeloresTaylor changed her flight from Friday to Thursday, hoping to outsmart mother nature.

"I was suppose to leave tomorrow morning but I wanted to get out early. I hope. I hope. I hope." She adds, "I got scared. I didn't think I'd get out tomorrow."

All day at Tampa International Airport the flight board was taken over by red. If you are heading home or may be expecting somebody home make sure you are checking the latest flight status at www.tampaairport.com.

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