Thunderstorm With Damaging Winds Divert Flights to Rochester Airport
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The tarmac at the Rochester Airport turned into a parking lot Wednesday evening.
It appears at least a half-dozen flights were diverted from the Twin Cities Airport to Rochester because of weather conditions in the early evening. Rochester International Airport spokeswoman Tiana O'Connor provided KROC News with a photo that shows 7 commercial aircraft parked on the tarmac at RST around 7 PM waiting for clearance to resume their flights to MSP. It's not known how many passengers were affected.
National Weather Service radar showed an isolated thunderstorm moved over the Twin Cities Airport between 6 and 7 PM. There were reports of wind gusts topping 60 miles per hour around 6:15. The same line of storms was blamed for downed trees in Northfield, Farmington, and Minneapolis.
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