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Smooth sailing for holiday travelers in Ky.

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 27, 2013 at 11:32 am •  Published: November 27, 2013
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A line of storms with ice, sleet and rain spared Kentucky travelers the worst of its wrath, creating only minor delays for those traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Louisville International Airport and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington had a steady stream of travelers pass through Wednesday. Blue Grass Airport spokeswoman Amy Caudill said the only delays were because of weather conditions outside of the area and in hub cities. In Louisville, nearly all flights were on-time or projected to be on-time.

The brunt of the storm rolled through eastern Kentucky, which doesn't have a major airport or hub. The snow tapered off by Wednesday morning, leaving some roads slick, but no major traffic accidents were reported.

At Louisville International Airport, long-term parking had filled up and fliers pulled carry-on luggage toward security gates. They talked about Thanksgiving plans, the lack of bad weather and being anxious to get in the air. The lines at the airline ticket counters were relatively short.

Toyna Karm, of Fort Knox, dropped off her 16-year-old daughter Olivia Karm at the airport. They took a few minutes before the teen's flight to Salt Lake City, where she'll visit family, to have breakfast together at a coffee shop kiosk. It wasn't the weather that worried them, but rather a connecting flight.

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