SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Crews at the Salt Lake International Airport were hard at work Wednesday morning to remove snow from the runways in order to make for safe departures and arrivals at the airport.
According to airport officials, snow removal crews worked throughout the night to keep the airfield clear, but there still could be possible cancellations as winter weather and snow storms continue to impact Utah.
Overnight, Salt Lake International Airport received nearly a foot of snow. Going into Wednesday afternoon, the snow continued to fall, bringing the total to over 16 inches of snow. Utah’s “storm of the season” continues to bring snow throughout the state on Wednesday.
The inclement weather has brought delays and cancellations to flights to and from Salt Lake International Airport.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 36 flights out of the Salt Lake City airport had been canceled with 33 flight arrivals from across the country also being canceled. Meanwhile, 130 flights leaving Salt Lake have been delayed with another 114 to the Beehive State falling behind schedule.
According to FlightAware, Southwest Airlines and Skywest are experiencing the most cancellations, with 26 flights to or from the Salt Lake airport being canceled each. Delta and Alaska Airlines have both had multiple cancellations.
Salt Lake Airport officials are asking passengers to check with their airline regarding possible flight cancellations.