Nor'easter strands travelers at OIA

Storm slams areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

ORLANDO, Fla. - A powerful Nor'easter has forced airlines to cancel flights to the Northeast, stranding travelers at Orlando International Airport.

Many people were forced to either spend the night at the airport or find a hotel room after two dozen flights were canceled Thursday.

Janet Martin and her family arrived to OIA Wednesday to find that their flight had been canceled. 

"We're supposed to be going to New Jersey to see the kids' grandfather, but now our flight's been canceled," said Martin.  "They booked us onto the next flight, but the weather's so bad there's no guarantee that we're going to get there."

The Nor'easter is being blamed for widespread power outages in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The storm could force airlines to cancel more flights bound for the Northeast.

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