Seattle got slammed with several inches of snow overnight which has caused major delays and cancellations for flights to and from Sea-Tac.

Alaska Winter

According to a post by Alaska Air lines:

A strong, overnight winter storm dumped 3-5 inches of snow on Sea-Tac Airport, blanketing planes and ground equipment. The wintry conditions have forced Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air to cancel 82 flights, affecting 10,000 passengers. Additionally dozens of flights inbound to Seattle have been canceled or are being held to prevent gridlock at Sea-Tac.

“The conditions are so severe a Sea-Tac that it’s taking our crews 30 to 40 minutes to deice a single plane,” said Wayne Newton, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of operations – Seattle. “If you don’t have to travel today, it’s a good day to stay home.”

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