ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Employees at Rockford International Airport are working up to 36-hours to keep the pathway clear for incoming airplanes.
But luckily for the airport, Tuesday is one of their slower days.
Since around six o'clock this morning, the staff at the airport has been working non-stop to keep the tarmac free of snow and ice.
In order to cut down on the amount of work that needs to be done, the airport chose to shut down one of their two runways.
Operations Assistant Manager David Lindberg says the airport has never had to completely shut down due to weather, "It's just aggravation I guess. You know, we're used to doing, we've got an incredible snow crew here. And we've never shut down because of snow, even in the Groundhog day blizzard a couple years ago. So, it's just this late in the season you don't expect this kind of snowstorm."
RFD crews says they didn't have to cancel any flights today because Tuesdays usually aren't too busy for them. O'Hare, on the other hand, had to cancel a third of theirs.