HOUSTON -

The massive winter storm moving through the Midwest and Northeast is affecting air travel in Houston.

Just before 6 p.m. more than 22 flights leaving IAH and 33 arriving flights were cancelled. More than 400 were delayed. 
At Hobby airport it was the same story.  Dozens of flights either cancelled or delayed. 

The destinations most affected were Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Boston and Philadelphia.

"We were lucky to make it out," said The Woodlands resident Heather Weis. She and her family were in Chicago trying to get back to Houston.

"Our flight was supposed to leave at 11:57 a.m. and we got delayed."

Michelle McNeil was also in Chicago trying to get home to Houston.  She said her flight was delayed 4 hours.

"It was fun in the snow but we're glad to be back here," she said.

Officials in the city of Boston are preparing for massive amounts of snow and Logan airport has halted flights until noon on Friday, further snarling air travel across the country.

Kathy Hachigian and her two kids made it out just in time.

"We're definitely glad to be back," she said. "I think they're talking about 2 days before people will get out.  There is at least a foot of snow heading for Boston."