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Indiana feeling effects of eastern snow

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Life is slowly returning to normal in the northeast after the major winter storm struck over the weekend.  More than 220-thousand homes and businesses were still without power this morning.

However, airports and trains are slowly getting up to speed today. The region is digging out from two to three feet of snow. That means getting anywhere has been slow going. The good news is that everyone knew about the storm called Nemo in advance, so people stayed off the roads.

And because Nemo hit on a weekend, fewer people had to travel, give plows more room to move the snow.  The storm is a reminder, though, of the domino effect, especially of air travel. Over the weekend the storm delayed or canceled thousands of flights to destinations around the country.

If you have a flight out of Indianapolis this morning, particularly to the east coast and northeast, you will want to check with your airline because there will likely be a delay.  Flights, on average, were running three hours late Monday morning. 

If you're planning a vacation, travel insurance is highly recommended. "There are certainly different types of circumstances," said Greg Seiter of AAA Hoosier Motor Club, "different types of offerings, so I think just making sure you understand the definition of what you're actually going to be covered for, that's the most important part."  

Sometimes insurance covers a complete refund, and sometimes just a partial payback, so read the small print in your agreement.  

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