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Tulsa International Airport responds to winter weather

Snow at Tulsa Airport
Tulsa International Airport
Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 08:01:06-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa International Airport is prepared to handle several days of winter weather.

According to TIA officials, airport maintenance crews have plenty of equipment to treat the airport’s runways, taxiways, and roadways as needed.

The airport said it is responsible for clearing snow and ice from the airport runways, taxiways, and roadways, and each airline is responsible for deicing and preparing their aircraft.

After a snow or ice storm begins, officials said the goal is to make the roadways and runways safe by using the following resources:

  • Snow equipment includes seven snow plows, five snow brooms, and two snow blowers
  • Snow crews include 12 employees on each crew, per 10-hour shift
  • The snow crews on are standby where there is potential for a winter storm. They typically begin their shift three to four hours prior to when the storm would hit, and end three to four hours after the snow is supposed to clear.

The airport said passengers might experience delays at TIA, and the airline terminal building will remain open. According to officials, departing passengers and those picking up passengers for arriving flights are encouraged to confirm with their airline the flight status before leaving for the airport.

Officials said travelers should contact their airline before leaving for the airport for questions regarding cancellations, delays, and rebookings. Here is the contact information for airlines serving Tulsa:

For more information about Tulsa International Airport, click here.

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