Officials at SFO say that folks flying out of there this morning should expect delays of nearly an hour. There’s apparently a “low ceiling of fog” which is impacting most planes coming from anywhere further west than Denver, which is causing an average delay of 48 minutes for departing passengers.

They say that a ground-delay program will be in effect at SFO today from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. That means you might be stuck on the tarmac for a good while today, so bring a book, travelers!

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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