Weather Forces Airport to Cancel Flights

By Alison Burdo
|  Saturday, Feb 15, 2014  |  Updated 4:57 PM EDT
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Weather Forces Airport to Cancel Flights

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The Philadelphia International Airport is experiencing delays and has canceled more than a dozen flights Saturday.

The weather, which has wreaked havoc on travelers for much of the winter season, has forced officials to cancel 18 flights, according to reports.

Planes arriving at PHL have been delayed on average an hour and six minutes. 

Authorities say low visibility is the issue and advise anyone with plans to fly, as well as those picking travelers up from the airport,  to check the status of their flight before driving to PHL.

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Flight status can be obtained directly from individual airlines or by calling the airport's toll-free flight informaiton line at 1-800-PHL-GATE.

Other airports in the northeast region of the country are reporting similar problems.

Officials with Newark International Airport reported delays averaging more than two hours and 20 minutes for arriving flights, while planes heading towards John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York are experienced delays of nearly two hours.

Snowy and icy conditions are the cause, according to reports.

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