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Fog Trapped Under Inversion In Utah Causes Flight Diversions

Jordan Hipwell

Airport officials say two dozen flights had to be diverted from the Salt Lake City airport due to low visibility. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Conger says the murky air Wednesday was caused by fog that was trapped under air pollution called an inversion that has been hovering over the valley for several days. Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer says the flights had to be diverted around 10 a.m. to surrounding airports in other parts of Utah and in Colorado and Idaho. She says the fog had diminished by early afternoon but there were still some flight delays.