FAA: Smoky haze delaying some flights into Sea-Tac Airport

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SEATAC, Wash. - Smoky haze over Western Washington is causing flight delays at Sea-Tac Airport, says the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA's Air Traffic Control System Command Center issued a statement, updated Wednesday morning, which says some arriving flights are being delayed an average of 47 minutes at Sea-Tac.

Not all flights are affected, so travelers are urged to check with their airline to find out specifics of their particular arrival or departure.

The haze is caused by a wind shift that is blowing smoke over the region from wildfires burning in British Columbia.

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