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Miami International Airport continues seeing flight cancellations as Northeast U.S. experiences heavy rain and snow

Miami International Airport grounds all flights due to wet weather
Miami International Airport grounds all flights due to wet weather 00:19

MIAMI — Miami International Airport had temporarily grounded all departures on Saturday morning due to the wet and windy conditions all across South Florida.

MIA issued a ground delay from now until 4:59 p.m. due to thunderstorms and other inclement weather, according to status data from the Federal Aviation Administration's National Airspace System. The airport also shared a statement on X, advising all travelers to contact their airlines for the latest flight information.

Greg Chin, the communications director at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, told CBS News Miami that a disabled aircraft on MIA's south runway forced it to shut down for about 30 minutes and that lightning spotted nearby has also caused some delays on Saturday morning.

As of Sunday morning, MIA had 217 canceled flights overall for Saturday with an additional 47 cancellations so far Sunday due to bad weather throughout the weekend in South Florida. Chin told CBS News Miami that travelers should continue confirming their flight statuses with airlines as wet and windy conditions continue impacting the Northeast.

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