Low visibility diverts two dozen flights from the Salt Lake International Airport

Posted at 1:07 PM, Dec 04, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—The poor air quality is affecting visibility for drivers across the Wasatch Front. The low visibility is also affecting travelers above the Wasatch Front.

About two dozen flights were diverted away from the Salt Lake International Airport on Wednesday morning, an airport official reports.

The flights were diverted to airports near and far from Salt Lake City.

Jackson Moffitt was at Salt Lake International waiting for his sister to arrive from Los Angeles, waiting four hours for her to arrive.

"So she got diverted from flying out of LAX and landed in Colorado and they've been there for a while so they refueled and waited for the fog to die down," Moffit said.

A Provo airport received some of the flights originally headed for Salt Lake City.

Idaho and Colorado airports also took of some of the flights.

Airports in Grand Junction and Denver received some of the diverted flights.

Other flights headed for Idaho Falls and Boise.

Flights have resumed taking off and landing at The Salt Lake International Airport.

The delays are averaging about 35 minutes.