Severe Northwest Weather Strands Bay Area Travelers

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CBS SF) – Freezing rain in the Northwest was stranding some travelers trying to fly between the Bay Area and Seattle Thursday.

At least two departures to Seattle from San Francisco International Airport were canceled Thursday morning, both United Airlines flights, an airport duty manager said.

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At Oakland International Airport, at least three arrivals and three departures were canceled.

The departing flights affected are two Alaska Airlines flights and one Southwest Airlines flight, Oakland airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

One Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Oakland was also canceled, as well as two Southwest Airlines inbound flights, Barnes said.

Mineta San Jose International Airport has had one long delay of an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle, but that flight was still scheduled to take off at around 11 a.m., airport spokeswoman Vicki Day said.

One Southwest Airlines flight to San Jose from Seattle has been canceled.

Airport officials were keeping an eye on the weather in Seattle, anticipating that there could be further cancellations as the day goes on. Travelers to the area are advised to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.

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