Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Share Stories  |  Traffic  |  Columns  |  Q&A     |  Get Gridlock:    Twitter |    Facebook  |     RSS   |  phone Alerts

No flights at National, Dulles; few at BWI

10:40 a.m. Update: Flight operations at Dulles have been canceled. The terminals at both Dulles and National are open, but airports officials advise against coming to the airport. Officials said crews are working to keep the runways clear, but the large amount of snow that is falling "presents a challenge."

Original Post: Flight operations have been canceled at Reagan National for Friday and Saturday. Tara Hamilton, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said most domestic operations had also ceased at Dulles. Some international flights were continuing.

Hamilton said it would be Saturday afternoon before officials would be able to evaluate when they can reopen National. Most air carriers had moved their aircraft out of the area, which would facilitate clearing snow. She said most of the snow has to be hauled away because of limited space at the airport.

Most air carriers had moved their aircraft out of the area, which would facilitate clearing snow, most of which has to be hauled away because of limited space at the airport.

All flights at BWI Marshall for Friday are canceled. Most Saturday service will be canceled, airport officials said. Keep in mind that airlines will also need time to move aircraft back to the airports once the snow is cleared.

By Michael Bolden  |  February 5, 2010; 5:32 PM ET
Categories:  Airports , Weather  | Tags: Dulles, Reagan National  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: See MoCo roads live during storm
Next: Metro cuts back bus service

Comments

Why do they have to haul the snow away from Reagan? They can't push it into the Potomac?

Posted by: signof4 | February 5, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

@signof4

It would violate water dumping standards. The snow could be contaminated, and the Potomac doesn't need more pollution.

Posted by: josh703 | February 5, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Unless they hall it past the Cheasapeake watershed, it's going to end up back there anyway. Save the gas, dump the 24" of snow into the potomac.

Posted by: TomBombadihl | February 5, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Don't be silly Tom B. Your idea is 100% on point but this is a governemnt run operation broguht to you by the same folks who spent $1.5 billion to build the Aero Train that doesn't actually go to 1/2 of the Dulles airport terminals.

Posted by: rjburnsva | February 6, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

maybe they can haul it to Vancouver BC and use it for the Olympics!

Posted by: hueylewy | February 6, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

During the 1996 storm the Philadelphia City Council had no hesitation about dumping the snow in the Schuylkill. The DC area didn't know what to do with it. Arlington and Montgomery sort of managed; the District and Fairfax fell over their shoelaces. I say just bulldoze the stuff off the National runways into the river. It's not as though there are any planes flying and leaking jetfuel anyway.

Posted by: dblissmn | February 6, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

"It's not as though there are any planes flying and leaking jetfuel anyway."

And if they just let nature run its course, it would melt and carry more jet fuel with it. Morons.

Posted by: cheno | February 6, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company