NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The travel troubles caused by the volcanic ash cloud over Europeare also causing problems for U.S. troops at home and abroad.
Like other travelers, many are stuck at airports waiting fortheir flights - and that's putting a big financial strain on USOoffices around the globe.
The USO Rest Station at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airportin Atlanta is serving up to 1000 soldiers a day, considerably morethan usual.
"We just come back here and play this game everyday," saidstranded soldier SSGT Garth Jenkins. "You're gonna fly, you're notgonna fly. Same thing."
But the USO isn't the only group feeling the strain. The flightcancellations are frustrating family members waiting for theirsoldiers to return home.
"They got stuck during a sandstorm getting out of Iraq," saidSara Collins, waiting for her soldier husband at the airport inGreenwood, South Carolina, "and then once they got out of Iraq toKuwait, of course the volcanic ash and debris in the air (strandedthem)."
Jennifer Gary's brother, Staff Sergeant Matthew Gary is alsodelayed in getting home.
"He's kind of frustrated," said Gary, "but they just want to gethome safe too."
The soldiers already in the states are also having a tough timegoing home, but for a different reason.
"Cause I already said good-bye to them," said SSGT Jenkins."It's just mean to go back and say good-bye again."
HazMat crews have identified the material on a derailed train in Norfolk as cement. East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads have reopened to traffic.
A portion of Dominion Boulevard in Chesapeake is shut down until Friday morning as part of an emergency closure.
A horse that was reported missing in Elizabeth City has been found dead.