Minneapolis/St. Paul prepares for Monday’s winter storm, halts evening arrivals

Delta Air Lines issued this statement:

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport has halted all arrivals this evening due to weather conditions at the airport. Departures for remaining flights from MSP will start at 7 p.m. CT, pending an assessment of the facilities.

As a result of worsening weather conditions and resulting runway closures at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Delta will cancel additional mainline and Delta Connection regional flights Monday. The airline has now canceled approximately 425 flights and diverted 30 others system-wide as a result of the storm with some further disruptions possible.

The narrow but powerful storm is expected to bring widespread heavy snow and high winds across the Plains with blizzard conditions in some areas. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities until midnight Monday.

Conditions are anticipated to improve slowly as the storm passes this evening. The storm is expected to weaken as it continues moving east and is not forecasted to have an operational impact on major airports in Detroit and Chicago.

Delta is offering customers flying to, from or though the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region the ability to make a one-time change to their travel plans via a travel waiver.