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Winter Storm and PDX Operations

by Jack Penning

kgw.com

Posted on December 18, 2005 at 5:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:46 PM

The first bout of snow and we're already seeing delays and cancellations at PDX. For specific delay information you can check out the PDX Flight Information System at http://www.flypdx.com/flights.aspx.

PDX also has travel tips on its website at http://www.flypdx.com/Travel_InclementWthr.aspx.

The big cause of delays during snowy and icy weather: de-icing the planes. Each plane has to be meticulously sprayed with de-icing fluid, to clean its wings and control surfaces. So if it does snow, expect an extra 15 to 30 minutes per plane to get it done.

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