Minot N.D --- Persistent wind and low visibility has prompted the Minot International Airport and partnering airlines to cancel all flights for Tuesday December 6th departing and arriving in Minot. Passengers are asked to contact their carrier for the latest flight details.
“Visibly is the major factor here.” according to Minot International Airport Director, Rick Feltner. “With the wind not likely to let up anytime soon, the airlines have decided to cancel all flights in and out of Minot.”
The terminal will also close with this decision. Meanwhile, airport crews will continue to exhaust all efforts clearing runways to prepare for flights beginning again on Wednesday, December 7th.
“We were hopeful that the sun would make it easier for pilots to navigate in and out. That just hasn’t happened.” says Feltner.
To reschedule flights or make other arrangements, travelers are to contact the proper airline for details.
As for the weather issue for the City of Minot, due to the combination of snow, wind and cold temperatures all non-essential City of Minot offices will be closed for Tuesday, December 6th.
The Minot Police Department has issued a No Travel Advisory for the City of Minot. Services such as sanitation, public transit and the Minot International Airport will be closed until further notice. All passengers at the Minot International Airport are asked to contact their respective airlines for cancellations. The terminal will remain open to the public.
Other City Offices that will be closed include the Minot Public Library, City Hall, Public Works Administration, and the Minot Municipal Court. The Minot Fire Department, Police Department and Street Department will continue operations.
Snow removal efforts will continue throughout the current weather conditions, concentrating on emergency snow routes and major thoroughfares. The public is asked to avoid parking on the side of emergency routes and other roadways to allow for safe, efficient and easier snow removal. Plows, Snow Blades and Sanding trucks have been operating around the clock since Monday, November 28th.