Storm Delays, Cancels Flights Across NE Wisconsin & Midwest - WBAY

Storm Delays, Cancels Flights Across NE Wisconsin & Midwest

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Tuesday's storm caused flight delays and cancellations across Northeast Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Crews have been trying to keep the runways clear since the early morning.

"It's really a very highly choreographed event," Tom Miller said, director of the Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon.

Even the Outagamie County Regional Airport had planes grounded for awhile Tuesday afternoon.

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"I love the snow," Lois Grigg said, who's trying to get to St. Louis. "Just not when I'm trying to get somewhere."

A major factor airport officials have been watching is the visibility.

Miller said generally airlines need 1/2 mile visibility to land and 1/4 mile visibility to depart.

"The first plan we were supposed to be on was coming from Chicago, and it couldn't get here," Carol Kopp said, who's trying to get to New York City. "So now he said this plane is here, so that's half the battle."

What crews can help control is the snow.

Crews have been plowing for hours.

"We have to be very careful to make sure the surface is suitable for the aircraft to land and take off," Miller said.

Typically planes can only land when there's less than 1/2 inch of snow.

"It's one of those things," Miller said. "If you have a reservation, best thing to do is to contact the airline or your travel agent to determine whether your flight's going to be on time in the morning."

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