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Storm didn't stop Spokane flights. It was just Seattle and freezing rain there

Some photos from the ice and snow storm that shut down Sea-Tac airport this week demonstrate why winter can bring a major transportation hub to a halt.

The lower photo, provided via the Cliff Mass weather blog, shows icicles forming on the underside of Alaska Airlines planes. That's a good sign that trying to fly in such weather isn't advised.

The top photo, taken at one of the airport's outdoor seating areas, also shows the extent of the wintry onslaught. 

Spokane had it pretty fair by comparison. No Spokane flights -- other than to and from Seattle -- in were affected by the week's snowfall, said airport spokesman Todd Woodard.

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