Dense fog causes more cancellations at Salt Lake City airport Monday morning

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 8, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — At least 17 more flights have been cancelled at Salt Lake City International Airport Monday morning due to dense fog.

Airport public relations and marketing director Nancy Volmer told Gephardt Daily ticket-holders are being asked to check with their airline before setting out for the airport, as there may be more cancellations and delays. She added that many flights are departing on time, and later this morning as the fog lifts, most departures and arrivals are likely to be back on schedule.

The dense fog across Northern Utah also delayed and diverted flights to and from Salt Lake City Sunday evening.

About 20 incoming flights bound for Salt Lake City were diverted to Provo and seven departing flights were cancelled Sunday, Volmer said, and officials at Provo Airport told Gephardt Daily they were extremely busy coordinating air traffic, as well as buses, to get travelers where they want to go.

The National Weather Service also issued a Dense Fog Advisory for parts of Northern Utah Sunday evening into Monday morning.

The warning, which was effect until 8 a.m. Monday, was for the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys, including Brigham City, Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake City and Tooele.

Though that warning is now lifted, drivers are still being urged to used caution.

“Foggy conditions that developed yesterday afternoon are still present and expanding across the Wastach Front and Tooele Valley, and should continue through late morning,” the website says. “Low visibilities are expected for the Monday morning commute so use caution when driving.”

For the latest weather conditions and advisories check the NWS website.


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