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Cold weather cancels flights

A United Express flight was canceled on Monday and Tuesday due to equipment issues caused by cold weather, said Sam Seafeldt, manager of Jamestown Regional Airport.

The Denver to Jamestown flight on Monday landed but the departure flight to Devils Lake the same day was canceled, he said. Cold weather caused problems with two power units that are used to power jets on the ground and to help them start for takeoff. The vehicle that transports them also broke down, he said.

“This morning’s flight (Tuesday) was canceled for the same breakdown,” Seafeldt said. “The airline is mitigating issues and tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) flights are on schedule.”

The airport itself experienced a power issue with the jet passenger bridge that was cold related, he said. The runways and taxiways are in excellent condition, he said.

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