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Some Albany flights canceled

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Rockney Taveau Rockney Taveau
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Travelers flying in and out of Southwest Georgia Regional Airport dealt with cancellations before the winter weather system even hit our area.

Part of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport shut down around 12pm Tuesday. But some travelers got in, just in time.

Rockney Taveau flew into Albany of the last flight of the day.  "I actually had two flights canceled yesterday [Monday].  And so they rebooked me on the 6am flight out of Memphis into Atlanta today [Tuesday] and then the 10:30 into Albany."

Taveau is one of many travelers impacted by the thousands of flights being canceled across the country.  "Aside from not getting as much sleep as I'd like and having to shift my work schedule around a little bit and do some work from the hotel this afternoon.  Aside from that, a little bit but not a huge inconvenience," said Taveau.

Flights in and out of the Southwest Georgia Regional airport have been canceled until mid-day Wednesday.   "The terminal building will be opening at 8am tomorrow [Wednesday], just in case people want to get here extra early for that early afternoon flight," said Yvette Aehle, the airport director.

And airport officials closed the airfield from midnight until 10am Wednesday to allow any ice that accumulates to melt.   "We don't want any airplanes coming in obviously, that could slide off the runways and impact property as well as hurt folks. So we're airing on the side of caution and safety," said Aehle.

Travelers and airport officials will be keeping a close watch on the weather and the runways.

Delta is not charging passengers to change flights if it is weather related.

You can check for cancellations online by click on the link below:

http://www.delta.com/index.jsp?Log=1&mkcpgn=PS_GOOG_BR_USA_TR_AQ_103113_DRMAIN&s_kwcid=TC|8489|delta||S|e|39073012748&clickid=366c7272-8f91-ef49-13ef-000065501ed7&tracking_id=284x269516

 

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The 5:09 pm and 8:36pm Albany arriving flights from Atlanta have been canceled. 

The departing 5:34pm flight to Atlanta has been canceled. 

Theearly morning flights have also been canceled. 

 

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