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Storm causes delays for CES travelers

Posted at 11:53 PM, Jan 05, 2016

Thousands of CES attendees had to deal with long flight delays on Tuesday, as a winter storm caused problems for incoming and outgoing flights.

"There are going to be people that may not come in today, they may have to re-accomodate and come in tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will give us a break and those people can get here and that convention can still go off with the number of people they normally would have," said Chris Jones, McCarran International Airport spokesman.

Last year, McCarran put about 19,000 people in taxis on the day before the Consumer Electronics Show.

Most of those that made it to Las Vegas Tuesday had to deal with an average delay of four hours.

Some flights were delayed more than six hours, making for a long day of travel ahead of the four day show.

"I actually went and played some cards at one of the local casinos and got a massage.  You know it is a 12-hour wait," Angela Guerrero said of the delay after missing her initial flight.

Most travelers said they tried to make the best of the situation.

With more storms in the forecast this week, McCarran recommends travelers check their flight's status before heading to the airport.