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Alaska Airlines canceled at least 100 flights Tuesday as Seattle area gets snow

SEATTLE — As wintry weather blew into the Seattle area Tuesday, 185 flights arriving at or departing from Sea-Tac airport were canceled and 506 were delayed by evening, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

Cancellations were continuing Wednesday morning.

Perry Cooper, spokesperson for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said the airport was removing snow and ice on runways and ramp areas around gates.

Alaska Airlines canceled 100 flights arriving at or departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The flights represented 23% of the airline’s schedule from Sea-Tac, according to Alaska Airlines.

A winter weather advisory was in effect through 10 a.m. Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, most parts of Seattle will see about 1 inch of snow, though more is possible at higher elevations and in hilly areas.

“To get ahead of wintry conditions and to keep our operations running as smoothly as possible, we’ve proactively thinned our schedule,” an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said.

Flight operations will be impacted throughout the week and additional cancellations are possible, according to the airline. The airline has also instituted a flexible travel policy for flights to and from Seattle.

Seattle Times staff reporter Lauren Girgis contributed to this story.