Travelers stranded on Valentine's Day after storm

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Updated: 2/15 3:08 pm

RENSSELAER, N.Y. – Due to Thursday and Friday's heavy snowfall in the Northeast, many travelers by land and air were left stranded for several hours.

Amtrak says all their lines should be fully operational Saturday. However, the airport could be trickier, and travelers are reminded to check in with their airline carrier before heading to the airport.

"Valentines, New York City. Yeah, wife's up from Richmond so we're supposed to meet at seven. Not going to happen," said Amtrak passenger Robert Kelley.

Kelley was among more than 100 others at the Amtrak Station in Rensselaer. They were all supposed to be headed down to New York City but were delayed about two hours. Then there were the 190 passengers that were stuck on this train for more than four hours. Amtrak confirmed they were coming from New York City on their way to Toronto when a mechanical failure forced them to stop in Rhinecliff.

"They didn't give us food, they didn't give us water. They gave us nothing and they charged us for everything," said passenger Louis Carnevale.

At Albany International Airport on Friday night there was a plow truck on the runway. The board showed some cancellations and delays but people said they are still getting around.

"About 20 to 30 minutes delay in Tampa and due to snow on the runway here," said traveler Bobbie Cook

Cook came all the way from Houston to celebrate her grandmothers 99th birthday.

"I didn't think I was going to be able to and it was a last minute Valentine's Day gift from my husband, so I could see my family," explained Cook.

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