Winter storm halts air traffic Monday in Minot

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MINOT, N.D The winter weather, both here and across the country, has shut down air travel in and out of Minot.

Many flights at Minot International Airport have been canceled due to weather conditions, and the airport director, Rick Feltner, says that it's important that you check with your airlines to find out the status of your flight.

Minot resident Mike Hauf says he was on-board one of the only flights that made it into Minot early this morning.

His original flight into the Magic City was scheduled for last night, but the airlines delayed it to this morning.

He says there's a possibility that his delay was not entirely due to the winter conditions here in Minot.

"I'm wondering if the nor'easter out on the east coast caused more of the problem, and then the stuff going on on the way over in the west coast because we have that limited supply of airplanes they can get shuffled from here to there," Hauf said.

Feltner says that crews work tirelessly to make for the best out of bad travel situations, but when it comes to cancellations, it's not his call to make.

"The airports main responsibility is to keep the runways and taxi ways clear, the parking lots, the side walks, that sort of thing so that airplanes can come and go," Feltner said.

Feltner offers a piece of advice for travelers as they prepare for take-off.

"The best thing that people can do pay attention to the airline website. Check their status tab. You can get automatic alerts about your flight so that at any time in the condition that that flight changes you'll get a text or a page," Feltner said.

You can also visit the airports website to find out if you flight is delayed, canceled or on time.