4:41 PM EST, December 26, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis International Airport has prepared to host possibly hundreds of passengers stranded by a winter storm that's smothered much of the country's midsection with snow.
Airport spokesman Carlo Bertolini said Wednesday afternoon that more than half of the flights in and out of the airport have been canceled.
He says airport officials will provide stranded passengers with something to sleep on, and restaurants will stay open late to serve them.
He says the Indianapolis airport's runways were open but that the storm's size was causing troubles at airline hubs as well.
Bertolini says it could take a few days to get travelers on other flights since most planes are at least 85 percent filled around Christmas. He recommends that travelers check with their airlines before heading to the airport.
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