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More delays at TIA as storm system imperils Thanksgviving travel

Flights in and out of Tampa International Airport continued to face delays Tuesday as wintry weather slammed much of the country during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

TIA spokeswoman Janet Zink said about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday that 45 flights to or from the airport were delayed. The majority of those flights were flights to or from New York and averaged delays of about 30 minutes.

Airports across the country have been plagued by delays and cancellations from storm systems that have imperiled parts of the Southwest and likely will bring snow and ice to the Midwest and Northeast.

No flights through TIA were canceled Tuesday afternoon, Zink said, although as delays built up it was expected to worsen.

Wednesday and Sunday are the busiest travel days of the week, and as many as 55,000 people could fly out of TIA on those days, according to AAA.

More delays at TIA as storm system imperils Thanksgviving travel 11/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:18pm]

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