LAX once again accepts incoming flights after heavy morning fog causes cancellations, diversions

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9:40 a.m.: LAX accepts incoming flights again after heavy fog diverts some

Officials say incoming flights can land again at LAX after this morning's ground stop was lifted: 

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8:50 a.m.: Heavy fog leads to diverted, canceled flights at LAX

Los Angeles airport officials have called for a ground stop on all incoming flights due to heavy fog.

The order means that incoming flights at Los Angeles International Airport will be diverted or canceled.

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LAX spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado said it's up to mother nature when the ground stop will be lifted.

"I can't think of the last time we had a ground stop due to heavy fog, but it's not common," she said.

Alvarado added that outgoing flights are not being affected and recommended travelers check their flight status with their airline.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told the Associated Press that some flights headed to both airports have been diverted to Ontario International about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, LAX officials reported via Twitter that a power outage Century and Aviation boulevards have caused increased traffic around the airport.

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According to AP, the National Weather Service said a dense fog advisory is in effect through 9 a.m.