Wind impacts air travel

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) High winds whipping across Washoe County continue to impact air travel. For passengers at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, that means delays, diversions and cancellations. Airport officials say more than two dozen flights have been affected.

"We've had more than two dozen flights canceled or delayed in the last 24 hours," April Conway of Reno-Tahoe International Airport says. "There's a ripple affect so flights that could get in last night weren't able to go out on Tuesday."

Conway says with so many delays, the airport is now playing catch-up.

"There are certainly flights that have not been able to land today that will perhaps affect flights later into tonight and even tomorrow," she says.

Despite the delays, Conway says things are running smoothly because passengers are contacting airlines before arriving at the airport.

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"That does a great service that lets people know before they leave their homes, hotels, and before they leave the ski slopes, whether flights are on time, so that's a great way to be a savvy traveler," she says.

Airport officials say they are well-equipped and prepared to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store next.