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Delays, cancellations stacking up at Salt Lake City airport

Dec 15, 2021, 7:49 AM | Updated: 10:48 am
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Snow seriously delayed lots of flights back during a bad November snow storm in 2017. (Courtesy Salt Lake City Airport)
(Courtesy Salt Lake City Airport)

SALT LAKE CITY — Flight cancellations and delays are stacking up at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

A spokeswoman for the airport says crews are working to move snow from the airfield now, but the airport is still seeing delays and cancellations because of how heavy the snow fell.

“We’re really encouraging passengers to check with their airlines to see if their flights are delayed or canceled before they come to the airport,” says spokeswoman Nancy Volmer.

She says any flights that aren’t canceled, will likely be delayed.

According to flight monitoring from FlightAware, Salt Lake City had some of the most delayed, and canceled,  flights of any airport in the nation. The woes have since moved on to Denver, who’s getting slammed with some serious wind. 

Nearly four dozen flights in and out of Salt Lake City International Airport have been delayed this morning, according to the website FlightAware. (Screenshot via Kira Hoffelmeyer/KSL Newsradio)

The FAA is also warning of delays for de-icing in Salt Lake, and says there are two-hour-plus delays into neighboring Denver because of some high winds there.

FlightAware also breaks out delays and cancelations by airlines. Currently, it’s looking like Delta has the largest number of delays, but with SLC being a Delta hub, it’s not horribly affected. 

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