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Long lines at YVR after security staff had issues getting to airport

Last Updated Feb 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm PST

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RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – Travellers at the Vancouver Airport experienced long lineups Monday morning after some of the staff couldn’t make it to work due to the snow.

That meant a shortage in security agents and long lines for those trying to go through to their gate.

“Snowfall throughout the Lower Mainland has impacted the ability of some Sea Island employees to get to the airport, particularly Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) staff—the organization responsible for security screening in Canada,” read an email from YVR.

The airport says its working with CATSA and its partners to ensure security screeners are deployed in an efficient way. It also says they are ensuring they have enough staff for Tuesday as more snow is expected overnight and into the morning.

“We are encouraging passengers to leave extra time for getting to the airport, checking in and clearing security.”