Heavy fog delays, cancels flights in and out of Dayton International Airport

Heavy fog continues to delay flights in and out of Dayton International Airport this morning.

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Travelers said they aren’t stressed about the change in their plans because of the fog.

“I’d rather be safe than sorry, so I think it was a wise decision not to fly in this bad fog,” said Johnna Peachey Ecklund, a Warner-Robins, Ga., resident who works at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

She was awaiting a flight to Dayton from Atlanta Wednesday night when a mechanical problem with the plane kept it on the ground in Georgia, but the weather in the Dayton area was so bad that it couldn’t land anyway, she said.

A stress-relief dog was trotted out to keep travelers calm, she said.

“We got to pet it,” Ecklund said.

She and a fellow traveler, Jeffrey Martin, also of Warner-Robins, said they would be taking a taxi to Cincinnati tonight and fly to Atlanta from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Thursday morning.

The weather also prompted the National Weather Service to issue a dense fog advisory for the region until Thursday morning.

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