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Airport Officials Say They’re Ready For Friday’s Storm

CBS 3 Meterologist Kathy Orr says early estimates predict 1-3 inches coming our way.

CBS 3 Meterologist Kathy Orr says early estimates predict 1-3 inches coming our way.

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By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Officials at Philadelphia International Airport are making preparations in advance of tomorrow’s storm. Ground crews will be standing by in case they have to clear runways and roads of snow and ice.

Although our region is only expected to see a mix of snow and rain, PHL spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says it doesn’t take much to cause problems.

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“Even when it’s foggy, that could create a low visibility situation and that could create some delays in arrivals and departures are as well. It doesn’t have to be snowing 1-3 inches per hour (to cause delays),” she said. “So we’re prepared for any type of weather.”

Lupica recommends that passengers contact their respective airlines tomorrow, call the airport’s flight information number 1-800-PHL-GATE or go to the www.PHL.org for the latest flight information.

Lupica adds that airlines are also making a big push to contact passengers through texting and email.

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