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'Polar vortex' continues to affect flights in Tampa

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Bad weather north of Florida is impacting flights at Tampa International Airport. Bad weather north of Florida is impacting flights at Tampa International Airport.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - The severe winter weather north of the Tampa Bay area is continuing to wreak havoc on travelers.

Tampa International Airport says it is continuing to experience a higher number of flight delays and cancellations Tuesday due to icy conditions impacting airports north of Florida.

As of  3 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 117 reported delays -- 57 departures and 60 arrivals with an average delay time of 68 minutes.

In addition to the delays, there have been 28 canceled flights arriving to and departing from TIA.

Related news:  Cold weather shelters open throughout Bay area

Airport officials say the delays and cancellations are expected to continue through Tuesday.  Travelers are advised to check with their airline before arriving at the airport.

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You can also check your flight status on TIA's website.

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