Few delays at South Bend Regional Airport
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Crews at the South Bend Regional Airport are working hard to keep the runways and parking lots clear on such a busy travel day. Snowplows have been working for the last 24 hours trying to keep everything on time.
The airport has a stellar reputation. The last time the airport closed because of heavy snow was back in 1985.
“We’re very prepared to handle the snow, whatever Mother Nature throws at us," said Julie Curtis of the South Bend Regional Airport.
Curtis says it’s been almost 30 years since the airport had to shut down due to bad weather.
Right now the airport is experiencing a 40-percent increase in air traffic because of the holiday.
That's why crews are plowing runways, parking lots - and deicing windows.
“Our team members that handle the snowfall removal are prepared for it. Everybody wants to make the South Bend Airport as pleasant of an experience as possible, and we continue to do our jobs to keep the airports open," said Curtis.
Crews are on call 24 hours a day to make sure those runways and those flights are on time.
There have only been a handful of delays so far today and no cancellations.
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