SALISBURY, Md. - After a three and a half hour closing Friday morning, Salisbury Airport says they're back on track. Snow on the runways turned into sheets of ice overnight, which led the airport to close down from 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Three flights were held on delay during this time, but the flights were not canceled.
Salisbury airport manager, Robert Bryant, says they have snow equipment which can clear up 6 inches of snow with no problem. However, they don't have the right equipment to rid the runways of ice. One runway was able to be cleared, and the three delayed flights all arrived to the terminal without a problem.
In reference to the chance that the one open runway may refreeze over night, Bryant says, "we wont have any problems with that. The runway is bone dry right now and in fact, the braking action on that runway has been recorded as good, so I'm not concerned about that."
The airport currently has no delays, and expects all lanes should be open by Saturday evening.