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LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ)—If you stepped outside you probably noticed a thick and heavy fog settling in over the city.

Monique Griego has more on some of the problems it caused.

While low visibility backed up traffic for commuters, at BWI the fog caused major problems for flyers.

The lights of the Inner Harbor are dimmed by a thick and hazy fog settling in over Baltimore City.

“I walked out on my back deck and couldn’t see my neighbor’s house,” one resident said.

The fog forced several Eastern Shore schools to delay classes. As the mist hovered over roads, drivers had almost no visibility.

“It was just really thick and really hard to drive in it too,” one motorist said.

In Kent Island, foggy conditions caused one driver to crash into and take out a telephone pole.

“Whenever it drizzles like this it’s like black ice,” one driver said.

But some of the biggest problems created by the fog were at BWI, where flyers ran into a travel nightmare.

“Like every single flight canceled [at] every single airline,” one flyer said.

The airport reported extensive cancellations across the board on all carriers.

The situation was best described by one stranded passenger as “hectic and depressing.”

As travelers wait for the mist to clear, some people are enjoying what they consider a beautiful yet dreary day.

“It’s very shadowing and mysterious,” one woman said.

“We were thinking of Edgar Allan Poe and how poetic it looks,” said another.

The fog could still affect the morning commute, so you may want to give yourself extra time.

BWI officials say anyone traveling out of BWI on Tuesday should check with their airline before heading to the airport.

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