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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport cancels flights

10:02 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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By Ashley Yarchin

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - Drivers aren't the only ones dealing with delays. It's been slow going at the airport all day long.

Most fliers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are frustrated.

At last check, there were around 149 flights canceled out of about 500 flights that come in and out of the airport on a daily basis.

While there are lines of potential passengers dealing with what the winter weather has done to air travel, officials say this isn't nearly as bad as things were one month ago.

Back on February 21 about 300 flights were cancelled, and a couple dozen people were forced to stay the night at Lambert.

This time around, though, the runways are just slushy, and it's simply precautions taken by the airlines to cancel flights.

"Had one flight canceled and been rerouted and that's looking if it keeps snowing. If need be it'll be tomorrow. But the problem is I'm going where it's sunny and warm and I'd rather be there than here," said passenger Cathy Rutherford.

Most passengers on delayed or canceled flights were able to find a suitable location to sleep.

For up-to-date information on flight cancellations, visit Lambert's website.


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