CLEVELAND -- Stranded travellers had to spend the night in Cleveland due to cancelled flights at the airport.
Several airport area hotels reported they were filled to capacity, with unexpected guests hoping to catch a flight home Tuesday afternoon when the airport was expected to reopen.
At least two hotels said Cleveland residents were reserving rooms because their power had gone out. At the Best Western on Snow Road, about 20 residents who had lost power made arrangements to stay the night Tuesday.
The Airport Marriott on West 150th Street also said it had been getting calls all morning from Northeast Ohio residents who had lost power and needed a place to stay for at least one night.
The Marriott, with 368 rooms, still had plenty of room as of noon Tuesday. Other hotels said they were able to accommodate emergency guests because of cancellations made by people who had not yet arrived in Cleveland.