PennDOT and other road crews aren’t the only ones working to get the snow and ice cleared.  

Federal regulations require that the Erie International Airport maintains the surface on the airfield “no worse than wet”.  Airport crews working hard to make sure they meet those requirements.  Using a multi-functional piece of equipment that combines a brush, broom, and plow; all in one unit.

They also treat freshly plowed areas with chemicals to melt ice or snow; or with sand to increase the amount of friction.  You’re reminded that despite this, sometimes flight delays are inevitable. 

Derek Martin, Executive Director of the Erie International Airport, tells us, “A lot of times the delays are not Erie-related; they are because the inbound flight has left their previous destination or there’s weather conditions elsewhere that effects the traffic of that plane throughout the day.”

Martin advises travelers to check the status of your flight before arriving at the airport.  And, be sure to give yourself enough time to get to the airport.