HARRISONBURG, Va -- Jeffrey Gersbach, an emergency room doctor, works in the Valley but lives in Charleston, SC, which is 500-miles away. He flies in to work several times a month.
“Usually, it's much better when you can drive an hour to Dulles, catch the plane, and sleep on the way home rather than drive,” said Gersbach.
He will drive back to South Carolina thanks to Hurricane Sandy and canceled airport flights.
“I know it's part of the game. I choose to live there, and I'm used to a lot of hiccups. You have to take it with stride.”
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Director Greg Campbell said it came down to safety.
“That's when they make that decision, to just go ahead and pull those flights down and cancel them and get folks booked either a day earlier or a day later,” said Campbell.
Harrisonburg Public Transportation Director Reggie Smith said safety is why routes have been canceled.
“It's better to be safe than sorry. You've got a lot more things to take into consideration than you did years ago,” said Smith.
Earlier on Monday, Gov Bob McDonnell warned people to stay off the roads and do everything they could to stay inside Monday night and Tuesday morning.