Airport delays continue due to heavy fog, rain


(WSLS 10) – Here in our area the weather is not as severe – but we are dealing with delayed travel plans because of the fog and rain.

At the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport there were 10 flights cancelled Wednesday night and nearly 30 were delayed.

As of Thursday morning, all flights appear to be on time but airport representatives say that could change throughout the day.

“Because, we’re in the mountains we have the elevation. But, we’re also in the valley so we’re surrounded on all four sides by mountain ridges and that helps trap the fog into the area as opposed to letting it go by,” Bradley Boettcher, director of Marketing and Air Service Development, said.

Nationwide, more than 1,300 flights have been delayed and 200 cancelled Thursday morning.

Click HERE for flight cancellations, delays at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Click HERE for flight cancellations, delays at Lynchburg Regional Airport.

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