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Dense fog causes temporary ground stop for some flights at LAX

Dense fog causes temporary ground stop for some flights at LAX
The lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport. (Reed Saxon / AP)

Heavy fog and low visibility Wednesday morning prompted officials at Los Angeles International Airport to issue a temporary ground stop for many arriving flights.

Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for LAX, said the ground stop was mostly for smaller aircraft and said at least a couple of flights were diverted to nearby airports.

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Lowe said visibility at one point was reported as being one-eighth of a mile.

LAX officials advised passengers to check with their airline for possible flight delays.

The National Weather Service had issued a dense fog advisory for the L.A. Basin until 9 a.m. And a low-pressure system moving into the region was expected to bring a slight chance of rain overnight Thursday into Friday.

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