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: Minnetonka's Kiani Lockett Is Taking Nothing For Granted
Temperatures at the airport dipped to 28 below zero Wednesday morning, the coldest it’s been in the Twin Cities since the mid-90s.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Over 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In Northern MN This Weekend, Cold Temps To Follow
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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/LigvGEHFSA
— MSP Airport (@mspairport) January 30, 2019