With fog gone, AK Airlines plays catch-up

Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002

After days of fog-caused delays, Alaska Airlines resumed flights this morning, and north- and south-bound flights had space available, company spokesman Jack Evans said.

The airline may bring down a plane from Anchorage to handle a potential larger demand for north-bound flights this afternoon, he said.

"We were able to get six of a scheduled 12 flights from Juneau up in the air yesterday," Evans added this morning.

Police said fog contributed to a four-car accident involving six people at 9:38 a.m. Thursday.

A 1990 Mazda driven by a woman, 50, and a 1999 Plymouth driven by a boy, 17, failed to stop for the red light at the intersection of Vanderbilt Hill Road and Egan Drive, police said. Those cars struck a 1996 Kenworth driven by a man, 40, and a 1990 Acura driven by a woman, 27, both of whom were making a left turn in the intersection.

The 50-year-old woman and 27-year-old woman were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries and released in good condition early in the afternoon, the hospital said.

Bob Mosley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the fog was breaking up this morning.

"I think this is the last of the fog episode we'll see," said Mosley. "We'll probably get some rain tonight so we'll be back to rainy, cloudy situation with no more fog."

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