East Coast blizzard strands San Diego travelers

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 01:22:40-05


SAN DIEGO -- The snowstorm slamming the east coast is stranding some people in San Diego. 
Roughly a dozen flights were canceled into or out of Lindbergh Field Friday, including flights to New York, Newark, Charlotte, and Washington D.C. 
Kyle Conselyea and his wife were supposed to fly home to New York Sunday, but switched their flight to Monday because of the storm. 
"First it was a few inches, Newark got up to 8, and then it was like OK, we'll change, the last thing I want to do is get to Newark and have to shovel a car out," said Conselyea.
The Conselyeas are enjoying the extra time with their grandsons. 
"It's cool that we're staying, cause I have a lot of fun with the pumpkins here," said Conselyea. He looks forward to the snow for his own reasons. 
"I'm hoping for ice when we get home, so I can go ice fishing. I  found out one thing, you can't do it here, even though that pool looks really good, there's no ice on it," said Conselyea.
10News found plenty of other travelers who arrived in San Diego from New York just in time. 
"We knew it was coming, so we tried our hardest to get out of the airport as fast as possible," said Greg Butler. 
His friends back home are not as lucky.
"They're on Snapchat all underneath covers laying down watching movies," said Butler.