VEGASLATE has the latest news from Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport and the snow hitting the airport tonight. Las Vegas McCarran Airport is reporting open but warning snow may cause individual flights to delay or be canceled.
However the Las Vegas Sun is reporting itself the following cancellations:
“United Airlines and JetBlue canceled all flights late this afternoon and into the early evening. Virgin America, U.S. Airways, Southwest, Frontier, Continental, American, Allegiant and Alaska airlines were among others with cancellations.”
Reports state that between 3 and 4 pm FAA stopped flights from departing.
Says McCarran: “Snowfall and poor visibility have greatly reduced the airlines’ ability to conduct normal flight operations”.
Visibility, rather than snow on the ground, is causing delays. Claims the Sun: “The FAA does not plan to lift the ground stop at McCarran until it stops snowing, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.”