Hartsfield-Jackson, Delta Prepare For Storm

Airport has 100,000 gallons of deicing fluid, 50,000 pounds of de-icing pellets and 50,000 pounds of a salt/sand mixture to handle storm conditions.


Feb. 10--Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will remain "open and fully operational this week" and is stocked with deicing supplies, according to spokesman Reese McCranie.

McCranie said the Atlanta airport has 100,000 gallons of de-icing fluid, 50,000 pounds of de-icing pellets and 50,000 pounds of a salt/sand mixture to handle storm conditions. Hartsfield-Jackson will have essential personnel working 12-hour shifts starting 11 p.m. Monday night, he said in a written statement.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is waiving certain change fees for travelers scheduled to fly Feb. 11-13 to, from or through Atlanta and other airports in the Southeast, including Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Huntsville, Norfolk, and Raleigh. Those travelers can change their travel plans to avoid the storm. The airline advised travelers to check for flight status updates because the mix of rain, snow and hail will affect travel. Passengers can get a refund if their flight is canceled or "significantly delayed."

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