Runways reopen at International Airport

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, a plane takes off over a departure board at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta. Caregivers face an assortment of challenges when traveling with a frail relative or friend or with someone with dementia. Packing medications, getting to and from the airport and managing schedules and family activities all can be difficult. Every person reacts different to stress, and it's impossible to suggest one-size-fits-all tips, but in general, experts suggest scheduling a doctor visit before the trip and emphasize patience and planning as key elements of traveling. Caregivers say carrying snacks, trying to maintain a routine and carrying music and games are all helpful when traveling.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, a plane takes off over a departure board at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta. Caregivers face an assortment of challenges when traveling with a frail relative or friend or with someone with dementia. Packing medications, getting to and from the airport and managing schedules and family activities all can be difficult. Every person reacts different to stress, and it's impossible to suggest one-size-fits-all tips, but in general, experts suggest scheduling a doctor visit before the trip and emphasize patience and planning as key elements of traveling. Caregivers say carrying snacks, trying to maintain a routine and carrying music and games are all helpful when traveling.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

UPDATE: January 7, 2017 – According to airport officials the runways are back open at the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.

The runways were closed yesterday because of inclement weather.

Flyers are still encouraged to check their whole trip schedules, including connecting flights. We’re told travelers should expect delays.

 


JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) – Winter weather caused flights to be canceled at the Jackson airport.

If you looked at the flight departure and arrival monitors at the Jackson airport today, there was a high possibility that you would see the word “canceled”.

Around 4 pm Bonnie Wilson, who works for the airport, said there were 8 flights that were canceled due to icy weather conditions.

Shortly after Wilson spoke to WJTV she came back to say all runways are shut down.

“It looks as if our runways are starting to deteriorate meaning that the friction levels are going down,” said Wilson.

Several passengers had to reschedule their flights including Lindsey Fontaine. She had plans to go back to medical school in the Caribbean.

“They called me earlier today and said they had to reroute me to Dallas,” said Fontaine. “I was going to stay with a friend but now that’s canceled.”

Although it’s a headache, she can still find a warm spot.

“We have classes that start on Monday and I have to study at home and not go to class, but at least I have my own bed,” said Fontaine.

 

 

 

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