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Flights cancelled because of worms on the runway?

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posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 09:48 PM
Oh man, just when you think you've heard it all, along comes this discussion, maybe originating from the grounds crew locker room? But hey, let's consider the facts here, although the article title blames high winds, "the editor must have taken a late lunch" part is here

There were reports that the flights were diverted due to earthworms on the runway, which Hamilton said isn’t true.
Sweepers were out this morning making sure there was no standing water on the runway.

“That’s just to make sure that there’s no water on the runway that’s going to potentially cause a safety issue of skidding or hydroplaning on the runway,” Hamilton said.

She said the sweepers could be used to clean up earthworms after the storm.

“We usually do it as a preventative measure just because we don’t want them to attract birds.”

Well, it is Friday after all.

edit on 25-7-2014 by aboutface because: (no reason given)

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