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Superstorm Sandy Impacts Travel in Oklahoma
Superstorm Sandy is causing some travel problems across the country. Several flights are cancelled out of Will Rogers World Airport and buses are not traveling to certain areas because of the storm.
Vincenza Likens was hoping to hop on a plane back home to Virginia to see her little girls.
"I've been gone five days and this is the longest I've been gone from them," said Likens.
Once Likens arrived at the Will Rogers World Airport, she got bad news about her flight.
"It doesn't leave now until tomorrow," said Likens, while on the phone.
Most flights out of Will Rogers World Airport are still on schedule. However, Likens was planning on catching a connection out of Atlanta.
"The flights that are going out of Atlanta into Roanoke, Virginia are getting cancelled because of the hurricane so they recommended that I change my flight until tomorrow to keep me from having to sleep in the airport," said Likens. "They are setting up cots and doing things like that for the people there because the hotels are already full."
"The airlines have been pretty proactive in trying to notify people, get flights changed and get people rescheduled if they can," said Karen Carney, Airport Spokesperson.
There are several direct flights out of Will Rogers World Airport that are cancelled.
- New York: Newark
- Washington: Dulles
"So there were probably several hundred people that were impacted by those cancellations," said Carney.
The airport isn't the only place affected by the storm. A spokesperson for Greyhound says the bus line suspended all of its bus routes North of Richmond, Virginia.
"I didn't even know that there was a hurricane coming when I left to come up here, that it would affect anything," said Likens.
Even though Likens will get home at least a day late because of the storm, she's glad she has somewhere to stay in Oklahoma.
"I'd rather do that than have to sleep in the airport," said Likens.
Before you travel, call your airline and check the status of your flight. Most airlines are not charging a re-booking fee if your flight is affected by the storm.
FOX 25 NEWS
Posted: Monday, October 29 2012, 09:36 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Pace slows in testing after Tulsa health scare
May 24, 2013 12:51 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Additional tests reveal no new cases of hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS among patients of a Tulsa oral surgeon accused of running dirty clinics.
The pace of people seeking testing has slowed. About 3,900 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington have gone to state clinics for testing. In March, health departments urged testing for 7,000 patients. Just 54 patients sought tests within the past week.
Inspectors said they found unsanitary conditions inside Harrington's clinics at Tulsa and Owasso.
So far, 70 patients have tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and three for HIV, but there is no indication the diseases spread at the clinics. Health experts say the spread of disease in dental clinics is extremely rare.
Harrington is cooperating with the investigation.
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