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Lightning impacts flights at local airports

Posted at 9:25 PM, Mar 05, 2019

The lightning and rain hitting the central and south coasts on Tuesday impacted flights in and out of San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport and Santa Barbara Airport.

The San Luis Obispo Airport confirms flights were delayed out of the airport at one point Tuesday evening. Lightning stopped refueling services for a short time.

At least two flights from San Luis Obispo to Phoenix were delayed. One of the flights was delayed about an hour and a half. The other flight was delayed about 30 minutes.

A flight from Denver to Santa Barbara was diverted to Bakersfield. A second flight from Santa Barbara to Phoenix was delayed by about an hour and a half.