Published: Feb 02, 2011 12:23 AM EST
Updated: Feb 01, 2011 9:23 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, FL - With flights being cancelled across the country the arrival and departure boards at Southwest Florida International airport told a menacing story for hundreds of  travellers.

Many would be facing at least one more night in sunny Florida. Airports from Dallas, Texas to Columbus, Ohio closed as the storm blew through.

Others closed before the storm hit. 

Airlines stress you have to call or use the internet to find out the latest information.