Green Bay Packers' flight to Atlanta delayed due to fog

By The Sports Xchange   |   Jan. 22, 2017 at 1:43 AM
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Making it to Atlanta for the NFC Championship Game turned into a tough task for the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers' charter flight was unable to land in Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport on Saturday due to heavy fog. After a wait of approximately two hours, the plane was diverted to General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.

The Packers then boarded a bus and headed 125 miles south to Milwaukee to catch the plane and depart for Atlanta, according to multiple reports.

The charter flight was scheduled to depart Green Bay at 2 p.m. CT. The delay plus the ground transportation time led to the team arriving in Atlanta at about 8 p.m. ET, about 3 1/2 hours later than scheduled.

The fog advisory at the Green Bay airport runs through Sunday morning. No planes landed at the airport on Saturday due to the poor visibility.

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