ST. LOUIS – The first major snowfall of the season has led to challenges for both workers and tourists at St. Louis Lambert.
Workers are busy inspecting the plane and keeping the runway and other areas clear. Passengers have faced a number of delays and cancellations, but they also have to navigate slippery roads to get to the airport.
Airport spokesman Roger Lotz said workers were trying to stay as safe as possible, ensuring that planes were ready to take off. The crews moved the heavy snow that had fallen to keep the runway clear.
Salt trucks place salt and remove snow as needed in areas including pick-up and drop-off areas. There is also equipment to remove snow from the parking lots.
Although there were some weather-related delays and cancellations, Lotz said, for the most part, the storm’s direct impact on Lambert’s operations was relatively small. He added that sometimes delays and cancellations can be caused by weather problems from other parts of the country.
Passengers told Fox 2’s Chris Regnier that a big challenge for them was navigating the slippery roads to get here.
Laura Tavernier, who drove from Fort Leonard Wood, said: “About 60 miles outside St. Louis, we’re starting to get really wet and heavy snow. “So that is really freezing on bridges and some ramps decelerating, accelerating. It’s unpredictable and dangerous all the time.”
Another visitor said Missouri Route 367 is “really sleazy.”
“We gave ourselves a lot of time. Guy Spangler, a driver from Brighton, Illinois, said. “Our flight was delayed by 30 minutes, so we expect it to arrive on time by then.”
Lotz says his biggest message to travelers on this or really any day is to check with your carrier about the status of your flight, so you can always have a The best and latest information.
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