Several Flights Diverted to Duluth Amid Storm

Several Flights Diverted to Duluth Amid Storm Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: April 11, 2019 04:59 PM

Several aircraft that could not land at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport amid Thursday's storm have landed in Duluth instead.

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Natalie Peterson with the Duluth Airport Authority told WDIO that two were international flights and one was domestic.  She said flights were carrying 150 to 200 passengers.

Peterson said one diverted flight was able to take off again, bound for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  However, the other two flights were not able to leave before conditions worsened.

Peterson said some of the diverted passengers were renting cars and planning to drive to Minneapolis, though the Minnesota State Patrol says I-35 is completely snow covered with blowing snow between Duluth and Hinckley.

Other passengers were attempting to find transportation to local hotels without success.  The airport was setting up cots for passengers who are not able to find lodging.

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