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Icy Weather In The East Causes Flight Delays At Bay Area Airports

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Mineta San Jose International Airport (City of San Jose)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The extreme cold weather in the country has caused some cancellations and delays at the San Francisco International Airport Monday and other airports around the Bay Area Monday morning.

Up to twenty flights—arrivals and departures—were cancelled at SFO due to, and from, the major airports in the eastern part of the country where they are de-icing planes.

The Mineta San Jose International Airport reported seven canceled flights—most to Dallas/Forth Worth.

The situation was similar at SFO where traveler Mario Moreno and his girlfriend, who were some of the last passengers to leave Dallas before ice and snow hit on Thursday, just had their return flight canceled on Monday morning.

Moreno said, however, that it was worth it to make it to yesterday’s 49er game.

“Candlestick is closing this year so I wanted to come at least once. I’m from Texas so I had to come see Candlestick before it closed,” he said.

Delays are expected throughout the day because planes and crews aren’t where they are supposed to be.

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