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Stormy Weather Causes Long Delays, Cancellations At SFO

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Passengers wait in the security check line at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday. (Tim Ryan/CBS)

Passengers wait in the security check line at San Francisco International Airport. (Tim Ryan/CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CBS SF) – Strong winds and rain have caused 73 flight cancellations at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday morning, an airport duty manager said.

Most of the cancellations — 36 arrivals and 37 departures—are short-haul flights heading to and from airports in Orange County, Monterey, Santa Barbara and other West Coast destinations, duty manager Nancie Parker said.

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Parker said that as of 11 a.m., other arriving and departing flights were averaging about an hour delay. Earlier Wednesday morning, arriving flights were delayed by as long as three and a half hours.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

The Federal Aviation Administration has implemented its flow-control program for SFO because of the weather, slowing the rate of arrivals. The program will be in effect throughout the day, Parker said.

CBS 5 WeatherCenter: Current Conditions & Forecast

Parker said the forecast calls for the stormy weather to continue for several days, but that Wednesday and Thursday were expected to have the heaviest rainfall.

The weather has not caused any notable delays into or out of Mineta San Jose and Oakland international airports.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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