Sea-Tac Airport opens runways, struggles with backlog of flights

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 20 at 10:11 AM

SEA-TAC INT'L AIRPORT -- After a wild Thursday weather-wise, Sea-Tac International Airport re-opened all their runways Friday but were struggling to get back on track with the backlog of flights.

Freezing rain forced the airport to shut down early Thursday morning and runways gradually reopened as conditions improved. However, a band of snow moved in during the afternoon, slowing things down once again.

Crews worked through the night to clear runways, ramps and taxiways of snow. By Friday morning, all three runways re-opened and flights were departing, though several airlines still had several cancelled flights.

It's welcome news for dozens of passengers forced to spend the night at Sea-Tac after hotel in the area sold out.

Air travelers were advised to call and check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.

 

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