Flights canceled, delayed, but de-icing continues at Sea-Tac Airport

SEATAC, Wash. — Hundreds of flights have been canceled at Sea-Tac International Airport on Friday as an ice storm arrived in Western Washington and caused the closure of runways.

“At about 2 a.m. the airfield received a dump of freezing rain that quickly solidified on the surfaces,” Port of Seattle spokesperson Perry Cooper told KIRO 7 at 3:30 a.m.

At 6:57 a.m., the airport tweeted that one runway had been reopened after being deiced.

Alaska Airlines announced that all of its flights out of Sea-Tac are canceled until noon.

The other runways will remain closed indefinitely. At 11:25 a.m., the airport tweeted that crews would work on deicing more runways as temperatures increase.

Meanwhile, as of 11:39 a.m., FlightAware showed that 523 flights were canceled and 173 were delayed.

Some airlines pre-canceled flights ahead of the storm.

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