Dense fog blanketed much of the Los Angeles County coast early Saturday, causing some delays at the Los Angeles International Airport.
“Please check your flight status with your airline directly,” said a 7:05 a.m. post from LAX’s Twitter account.
Just after 8:20 a.m., the airport said it expected the Federal Aviation Administration to hold LAX-bound planes at other airports through about 1 p.m. to space out incoming flights.
That ground-delay program had been canceled as of around 9:30 a.m., but travelers should still brace for some lingering holdups, LAX officials said. They urged travelers to check their flight status with their airlines.
Visibility at the airport was down to a quarter of a mile, the National Weather Service said on Saturday morning.
According to flight tracking service Flightradar24, LAX was at a ground stop because of an equipment outage compounded by low visibility issues.
“Flights not yet in the air cannot depart for LAX,” Flightrader24 tweeted at 6:47 a.m. “Flights in the air continue, but increasing delays are likely.”
The foggy conditions did not appear to disrupt flights at Hollywood Burbank and Long Beach airports, Flightrader24 said.
At the San Diego International Airport, visibility was at 2 1/2 miles as of 7 a.m, according to forecasters. The airport did not announce any possible delays.
Parts of the San Gabriel Valley were also experiencing thick fog, NWS said.
Visibility was at a quarter of a mile or less in portions of San Diego County, including Carlsbad, Miramar, Oceanside and the Brown Field Municipal Airport, forecasters said.