Winter weather forces flight cancellations, delays

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by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News and KVUE.com

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Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 24 at 1:44 PM

AUSTIN -- Travel is getting back to normal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).

The airport dealt with a series of setbacks overnight. The weather forced dozens of airlines to cancel and delay flights. ABIA says most of 33 total cancellations occurred in the early morning hours.

Airport spokesman Jason Zielinski says several additional flights also faced delays. Airline crews had to de-ice planes. Crews had to keep the runways, taxiways and roadways operational. Passengers aboard the first flights to land at ABIA described the chaos they saw from above.

“A lot of ice. A lot of bridges. Really people going real slow over bridges and completely iced-over bridges,” said airline passenger Chris Jones.

Upon arrival, several passengers faced additional delays. “I was supposed to get picked up by my friend but then she got into an accident on the way here,” said passenger Nicole Taylor.

According to the ABIA website, most flights are scheduled to arrive and depart as originally planned by Friday afternoon. 

Go here to check your flight's status.

 

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