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Winter weather causes delays, cancellations at Will Rogers World Airport

The weekend’s wintry weather led to delays and some cancellations of flights at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Operations are returning to normal, but delays might still come from flights coming from East Coast airports affected by snow and ice storms.
by Paul Monies Modified: March 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm •  Published: March 4, 2014

Conditions returned to normal Monday at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport after a weekend snow and ice storm caused cancellations and travel delays.

Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said the next challenge for travelers will be dealing with delays from connecting flights at major hub airports on the East Coast affected by winter weather.

At Will Rogers, seven flights were canceled, and passengers faced minor delays of 15 to 20 minutes for several flights on Monday, Carney said.

“Things are going fairly well,” Carney said Monday afternoon. “We’re still experiencing some delays, but it’s just system-wide at this point.”

Carney said passengers should check with their airlines before coming to the airport Tuesday, especially if they are traveling to or through airports on the East Coast.

Will Rogers crews worked since Saturday night to keep the airport open, Carney said. Field maintenance crews try to keep at least one of the airport’s three runways clear and remove snow and ice from taxiways between the terminal and runways. Other maintenance crews cleared and salted sidewalks and roads through the airport, she said.

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by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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