MSP: No flights leaving or arriving until 7 p.m.


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – No flights will be arriving or departing from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport until at least 7 p.m., the airport has announced on Twitter.

Due to a lack of visibility and the fast rate of snowfall, no flights are currently taking off or landing at MSP. We’re hoping to resume flight operations by 7 p.m.

– MSP Airport (@mspairport) April 14, 2018

The airport cited the lack of visibility and heavy snowfall for the decision. They hope to resume flights by 7 p.m.

The NWS Twin Cities posted on Twitter that MSP had gotten 2 inches in an hour. The entire Twin Cities metro and beyond are currently under a Blizzard Warning.

.@mspairport has had about 2 inches in just the past hour. #mnwx

– NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) April 14, 2018

Dozens of flights had already been canceled or delayed due to the unseasonable spring storm.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission said as of about noon on Saturday, 255 flights had been canceled over the morning. At that time, 130 had been delayed. MAC had reported earlier that three of four runways were closed.

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Travel isn’t just treacherous in the sky. The Minnesota State Patrol was reporting hundreds of accidents across the state overnight Friday into Saturday.