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BWI opens one runway

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4:30 p.m. Update: Baltimore Washington International Airport will open one of its two major commercial runways at 5 p.m. Sunday, an airport spokesman said.

Jonathan Dean, a BWI spokesman, said removal efforts are far enough along that officials feel comfortable opening the runway, but he cautioned that limited flights will land and take off Sunday night. Most airlines had repositioned their aircraft in the wake of the weekend's storm, he said.

Only one commercial aircraft was stationed at BWI on Sunday, and it had been there since Friday night, Dean said.

3:15 p.m.: What service exists is still extremely limited. Check with your airline.

8:36 a.m. UPDATE: No flights have departed from or come into Baltimore Washington International Airport Sunday, and it might stay that way all day, said Jonathan Dean, a BWI spokesman. He said crews are still working to clear a runway, and travelers should expect limited, if any, service on Sunday.
-- Matt Zapotosky

7:21 a.m. UPDATE:
Airports spokesman Rob Yingling said the first flight landed at Dulles at 7:15 a.m. One runway is open with limited flights. However, you shouldn't go to the airport unless you have a booked flight.

Original post: According to a spokesman, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority expects limited service at Dulles International Airport today. However, travelers are advised not to go to the airport unless they have a booked flight. One of the issues is that many of the first flights will be arrivals as most aircraft flew out of the area in advance of the approaching snowstorm, officials have said.

The spokesman said there are still no flight operations at Reagan National. The authority will assess the situation there later Sunday. Snow cleanup is continuing.

The arrivals board on the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Web site shows that a handful of arrivals and departures are scheduled for today but there is no guarantee that those flights will actually take place.

The airports advise that you check with your airlines before going to the airport.

By Michael Bolden  |  February 7, 2010; 4:45 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Airports , Weather  | Tags: Dulles, Reagan National  
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Thanks, this is the only place I'm finding this information. There is a bunch of conflicting information from the carrier and airport sites.

Posted by: paullyvenne1 | February 7, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Can someone get metro on the horn and get an update? Some of us do need to work tomorrow...

Posted by: Razor04 | February 7, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

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