Delta flight from Minn. to Milw. has mechanical issue at Mitchell Intl.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A spokesperson with Mitchell International Airport on Wednesday evening, January 1st, said the airport was dealing with a disabled plane.

The spokesperson said the incident involved a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Milwaukee.

The plane landed safely on the north/south runway just before 5:00 p.m.

This was the only runway open at the airport due to the continued snowfall.

Once on the ground, the airport spokesperson says the plane had a mechanical issue and was taken to the terminal by shuttle buses.

The airport's maintenance crew was working to plow the east/west runway so it could be opened.

The airfield reopened minutes before 6:00 p.m.

Nan Hemming was one of the travelers watching the clock at Mitchell on Wednesday.

"It's a mess. This is not fun, and it gets worse and worse," Hemming said.

Hemming's mother needed to catch a shuttle bus out of Minnesota and the delay in Milwaukee could mean she would be missing her connection.

"She's watching that clock very closely. She's going to be a nervous wreck by the time she lands in Minneapolis," Hemming said.

A handful of flights were delayed as a result of the incident at the airport.

Airport officials say it took more than an hour to plow the east/west runway so flights could take off and land.

"I don't know if she'll want to fly again," Hemming said of his mother.

Travelers Wednesday were advised to check with their airline regarding any delays.