SFO Pothole Causes Hundreds of Flight Delays

A 12-inch pavement depression was found during an early morning inspection on Thursday.

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At least 218 flights at San Francisco International Airport have been delayed on Thursday as crews worked to conduct an emergency patch of a pothole.

Airport officials shut down runway 28L after finding a 12-inch pavement depression during an early morning inspection, Bay City News reports. SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel expected delays to be similar to inclement weather.

By Thursday afternoon, at least 218 flights were delayed. The runway reopened mid-afternoon but residual delays are expected, officials said at 2:26 p.m.

This story has been updated.

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