Some MSP flights canceled after snow in the Southby Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A storm that dumped up to nine inches of snow on parts of the South has forced the cancellation of nearly 20 flights so far Monday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Delta and AirTran have canceled at least 14 flights from the Twin Cities to Atlanta. Several additional flights to Charlotte have been grounded, as well. Travelers headed to the South are advised to call their airlines to check for additional cancellations.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said airlines have yet to make decisions about some later flights.
"I think it's going to depend on how things happen on the ground and what time the flight is supposed to occur," he said. "For some of the later afternoon and evening flights, the airlines are just kind of waiting to see what happens."
The storm has forced Delta to cancel more than 1,700 flights, with more possible. AirTran has canceled about 300.
The Atlanta airport, which remains open with its runways operational, has "almost no flight activity due to cancellations," said John Kennedy, a spokesman. The airport handles about 88 million passengers a year.
Delta and its regional partners account for about two-thirds of passengers at the Atlanta airport, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
(Bloomberg News contributed to this report.)