Nfld. & Labrador

Heavy fog confounds St. John's travellers

A blanket of fog in St. John's began lifting on Monday morning, although travellers were encountering cancelled flights for the fourth day in a row.

A blanket of fog in St. John's began lifting on Monday morning, although travellers were encountering cancelled flights for the fourth day in a row.

At least seven early-morning flights were scrubbed at St. John's International Airport.

On Sunday, a break in the density of the fog created a window large enough for several flights to arrive and depart, although overnight flights were again affected.

Some stranded travellers were flown to Gander and then bused in on Monday morning.

The fog had been so thick over the weekend that visibility was reduced to less than a kilometre.

Meanwhile, police said the thick fog contributed to at least two traffic accidents in the St. John's area. A car went off the Outer Ring Road near the Allandale Road exchange, while another vehicle went off the road near Windsor Lake, the city's water supply.

No one was injured in each case.