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Is bad weather affecting Midlands?

Floods hitting truck drivers hard

While the rains around the Southeast have spared the Midlands, the floods are likely to cost truck drivers time and money, according to Rick Todd, president of the S.C. Trucking Association.

He said truckers usually can start planning quickly for weather delays because notification systems are more advanced now than they ever have been.

But if they have to sit out a storm or plan a new route, they likely will lose money because the hauling fee is negotiated ahead of time, he said. Changes due to weather will cost more in gas and wear on the truck.

"Typically they (truck drivers) have to eat that cost," Todd said.

Delays also might hold up manufacturing processes.

Brief flight delays to and from Atlanta

Tuesday morning flights to and from Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta were delayed, according to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport's Web site.

However, Mike Flack, the Columbia airport's executive director, said none of the delays were very long and they were not causing problems for Columbia travelers.

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