Thunderstorm risk causes dozens of delays at YVR
YVR is seen from CTV's Chopper 9 on Monday, June 4, 2018. (Pete Cline / CTV Vancouver)
CTV News Vancouver
Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:47PM PDT
Dozens of flights in and out of the Vancouver airport were delayed due to a risk of thunderstorms in the area Wednesday.
"A temporary ground stop has been issued in Vancouver due to thunderstorms in the terminal area. We regret the inconvenience," Navigation Canada said in a tweet posted shortly after 6 p.m. "Safety remains our number one priority."
While the ground stop lasted less than an hour, more than 30 departing flights and dozens of arrivals had been delayed.
The ground stop was lifted at around 6:40 p.m.
The most up-to-date flight statuses are available on the Vancouver International Airport's website.