Northeast blizzard impacting travel in Indy

Northeast Blizzard impacting travel in Indy
Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 19:36:26-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The blizzard conditions on the east coast are impacting travel here in Indianapolis.

Laura McLinn's six-year-old son, Jordan, suffers from a terminal form of muscular dystrophy.

Laura had been scheduled to join other families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy at a hearing in Washington, D.C.  

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They planned to testify about an experimental drug that Laura is convinced could improve Jordan's quality of life, but her plans were canceled after the FDA postponed the meeting.

"This is the first time in history that a drug has made it this far to be close to the point of being approved by the FDA for muscular dystrophy in general. So this was supposed to be a pretty historical day for us," said Laura.

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The storm is impacting countless events but one that is still on is the annual March for Life.

Several Hoosiers from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church are among those braving the blizzard.

RTV6's Julie Pursley was acting as a chaperone for her daughter's eighth grade trip to Washington, DC. They left early to try to beat the storm. See Julie's reports from the road above.

IPL is sending extra sets of hands and equipment to help with the aftermath of the blizzard. 23 workers are now on standby in Charleston, West Virginia.

And Indianapolis International Airport is acting as 'safe harbor' for number of passenger and air freight jetliners during storm.

Up to 40 planes normally used by FedEx, Southwest and American Airlines will be parked at the Indianapolis airport.


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