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Thick fog is forcing flights to be canceled in Tri Cities and Yakima

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PASCO, Wash. -- Thick fog is preventing a lot of people from getting to their holiday destinations. 

No flights were able to get into the Tri Cities Airport Tuesday while departing flights were canceled after about 8:30.

Flights in and out of the Yakima Airport were canceled as well.

One flight from Salt Lake City to Pasco Tuesday night was diverted to Spokane, with the passengers bussed to the Tri Cities.

"They put us in a holding pattern for about half an hour, then they said can't do it, we'll have to go to Spokane," said Raymond Kelzer from Pueblo, Colorado, who's in the Tri Cities to visit his daughter.

The airport was busy Tuesday with travelers trying to rebook their flights, however many can't get out for a few days.

"A lot of our folks, they've been going up to Spokane and flying out. We've had seats available out of Spokane. We don't have many seats so they've been booked out to Thursday or Friday, out to Christmas Eve," said Andrew Dorman from Horizon Air.

Early Wednesday morning flights have already been canceled out of Tri Cities and Yakima, however the fog is expected to lift by late morning, so later flights are still listed as on schedule.

Dorman says if you're flying out Wednesday, or are going to the airport to pick someone up, it's a good idea to check with the airline either online or by calling to find out what the status of the flight is.