Heavy fog causing flight delays in Pasco

December 27, 2013 

Heavy, freezing fog was causing some flight delays at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco on Thursday night and Friday morning. Several flights were canceled Thursday night. The fog is expected to lift later on Friday.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald

— Dense, freezing fog is keeping airplanes on the ground at the Tri-Cities Airport and preventing airplanes from landing.

Flights have been canceled and delayed since last night, said Buck Taft, Tri-Cities Airport deputy director.

As of about 10 a.m., about two flights had made it into the airport.

A half a mile visibility is needed to land at the Tri-Cities Airport, he said.

There is a dense fog advisory in effect for the Tri-Cities through 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Visibility frequently will be less than a quarter mile.

Delays and cancellations impact the other flights airplanes are scheduled to fly, Taft said. Passengers and those who are picking up passengers should check with airlines to get the most up to date information.

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