Winter Weather Causes Ongoing Air Travel Disruptions in Seattle

Winter weather continued to disrupt travel on Tuesday, January 4, as near-freezing temperatures in Seattle, Washington, formed areas of black ice across roadways, the National Weather Service warned.

Footage released by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday shows an airplane’s takeoff over a snowy runway.

“Big kudos to our crews that kept SEA open and operational,” the airport wrote in a tweet. “Since Christmas Eve, SEA crews worked over 6,600 hours clearing the airfield, airport roadways, and parking lots.”

According to FlightAware, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport experienced 137 flight cancellations over 24 hours as of Tuesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration warned that ice may continue to affect East Coast flights on Tuesday while more snow was expected to affect parts of the South and Mid-Atlantic starting Thursday. Credit: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport via Storyful

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