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Weather delays prevent travelers from getting home after Christmas

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Salt Lake City, Utah — Winter weather is still impacting travelers to and from Utah.

Some passengers at the airport were not able to go home Sunday.

“She was supposed to be here at 9:15 a.m. Now it’s 11:45 a.m.,” said Tanya McIntyre from Park City.

At least 26,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport Sunday.

Snow removal crews at the Salt Lake City International Airport Sunday morning spent hours clearing the airfield and de-icing planes.

The weather created a fair amount of turbulence in the sky.

“It was definitely bumpy. A lot of people were losing their stomachs, a lot of people were grabbing their bags to do their business in,” McIntyre said.

Due to bad weather, Chuck and Bonnie Temple will have to stay an extra day in Utah.

“Mid-drive, we got notice that we were delayed, and then we got notice we were delayed again. And then we finally decided we’re just going to re-book. The best one we could get is tomorrow evening at 10:45 p.m.,” said Oregon resident Chuck Temple.

The Temples decided to spend one extra day with their family.

“Five grandkids, age five and under — it’s joyous, but it’s chaos,” said Bonnie Temple.

Part of the problem is the weather at the other end of their trip to Oregon.

“We could probably get out of here, we just can’t land in Eugene. It’s hard to get crews in too; Eugene has no snow equipment either. Well, minimal,” said Chuck Temple.

 

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