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Snowstorm interrupts hundreds of flights at Sea-Tac, Portland airports



by KOMO & KATU News Staffs

Workers clear snow at Sea-Tac Airport. (Photo Credit: Port of Seattle)

SEATAC, Wash. – The blizzard has only begun on Friday afternoon, and already it causes problems at Sea-Tac Airport, where 220 flights were canceled and 303 flights delayed from 8:00 pm

Due to the weather, Alaska Airlines allows travelers to fly to and from Seattle on Friday and in Portland on Friday and Saturday to relocate or relocate their flights for free.

You can check the status of your aircraft here …

Sea-Tac Airport constantly monitors the weather and tries to get ahead of storms, according to the Sea-Tac weather preparation web site. Sea-Tac employs 99 people for a "snow layer" – 74 members of the port and Sea-Tac teams who are trained in snow removal, and 25 mechanics stand to make sure the equipment works. Months ahead of the winter, the team is responsible for power products and the equipment works.

Sea-Tac has more than 45 snow gear, including four deicing machines, three sanders / plows, 10 high speed pants and many snow plows. They also keep 300 tons of roadside and 350 tons of runways.

The airport uses a biodegradable potassium acetate as a floating dough for the runway. Each airline is individually responsible for the de-icing of their

During an average winter season, 36,000 liters of newspaper liquids will be used. During another big snow storm, winter 2008/2009, over 120,000 liters were used.


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