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QC Airport Prepares For Snowfall


The next two weeks are some of the busiest days of the year when it comes to air travel. But snowfall in the forecast might make travel more tricky -- causing delays and cancellations.

Airport crews at the Quad City International Airport in Moline work tirelessly during wintry weather, making sure taxiways and runways are clear.

"When we get a major storm coming, we will have two teams," said Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation. "We have a team for the first 12 hours and another team for the next 12 hours so we don't get the guys real tired."

The teams have been in place for more than a month. Crews work hard to make sure customers get to where they need to go.

But, even if everything runs smoothly at the Moline airport, it doesn't mean passengers won't see their share of problems.

"I'm real worried about Thursday because that's the day we have our four Allegiant Airline flights that go to Phoenix, to Vegas, to St. Petersburg and Orlando. They're all full," said Carter.

"What happens if you get to your destination and you can't get home and you don't have any back-ups cause the planes are all so full?"

If delays and cancellations do happen, Carter said a lot of the major airport hubs dictate those changes. So, it's a good idea to arrive for your flight early and check your flight status often.

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