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Several flights from MEM canceled due to winter weather

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A number of flights from Memphis International Airport were canceled in the wake of winter weather falling in the Mid-South.

MEM spokesman Glen Thomas said the airport has their snow vehicles working to clear their runways.

Airport crews continue to work around the clock to keep runways clear for safe arrivals and departures.

He said some airlines opted to not bring in planes Thursday night out of caution for weather.

The airport is still scheduling flights out of the airport, and everything is up and running.

"Make sure you all for some extra time for you to get to the airport," Thomas said. "It's likely to have a ripple effect here after today."

While the airport is open, according to Flightaware.com, there have been at least 23 cancellations and 50 delays at MEM on Friday. However, the majority of these delays and cancellations reflect those that occurred earlier in the day.

Passengers should continue to check with their airlines frequently this weekend for flight status and rescheduling information.

While MEM runways are open, weather in other cities may also affect airline schedules for the next few days. Passengers should also allow for extra time to get to the airport with the current road conditions.

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