CLEVELAND, Ohio – Several departure and arrival flights to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport were delayed or canceled on Saturday in the middle of a winter storm.
Flights arriving from airports such as Atlanta, Denver, Fort Myers, St. Louis and Washington, DC, were canceled on Saturday afternoon, according to the airport's website.
Pbadengers with destinations such as Chicago, New York, Toronto, Houston and Nashville also had their flights canceled.
The biggest winter storm is trailing east and will continue to affect several states to the northeast, so other airports will be affected.
The airport had been "preparing for this winter weather event for a while," Robert Kennedy, director of the port authority, told a news conference on Friday.
Hopkins entered the weekend with 300 tons of salt, 300 tons of sand and 60,000 gallons of chemicals on hand, Kennedy said. The airport has staff at its "highest levels" to follow its FAA-approved snow and ice plan.
"The airport will be safe," Kennedy said, adding that some flights may be canceled or delayed in the name of security.
For the latest information, visit the airport website or contact the airline directly.