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Atlanta Airport Preparing For Winter Storm

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Air traffic controllers in tower.  (credit: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images)

Air traffic controllers in tower. (credit: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport say the facility will be fully operational as another winter storm system crosses the region this week.

Airport spokesman Reese McCranie said in a statement that the airport has 100,000 gallons of de-icing fluid, 50,000 pounds of de-icing pellets and 50,000 pounds of a salt and sand mixture at its disposal to deal with snow and ice accumulations.

McCranie says the airport will be fully staffed with essential personnel working 12-hour shifts starting at 11 p.m. Monday.

McCranie encourages travelers to contact their airlines directly for the latest information on cancellations and delays.

Delta Air Lines has already started offering people expecting to travel through several Southeastern cities between Tuesday and Thursday the opportunity to make free one-time changes to their itineraries.

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