MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The deep freeze Wednesday is prompting flight delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Airport officials say the extreme cold is causing equipment issues, leading to flight delays.READ MORE: Missing Person: You Houa Thao
Temperatures at the airport dipped to 28 below zero Wednesday morning, the coldest it’s been in the Twin Cities since the mid-90s.
Wind chills values were recorded as low as 53 below.READ MORE: WCCO Saturday Night Interview: Mike Kojonen Talks Finances For Mother's Day
Among the cold-related mechanical issues at the airport was the stopping of the Concourse Tram, which can’t operate when temperatures dip lower than 22 below zero.
The C Tram will not be operational until it gets to a balmy -22 degrees. pic.twitter.com/LigvGEHFSAMORE NEWS: Brother Fatally Shoots Sister Inside Chanhassen Home
— MSP Airport (@mspairport) January 30, 2019