National and Dulles open
The unending snowstorms earlier this month created a special kind of headache for travelers who had to fly to or from the area. Cancellations, re-booking, hours spent trying to get onto another flight...just all sorts of fun. Luckily, that doesn't appear likely to happen this time around. Today's weather -- poised to deliver weak snow and bone-rattling gusts of wind -- won't be closing Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport.
"All of our runways are open," said Rob Yingling, spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates National and Dulles. "We do not close our runways because of wind. We only initiate runway closures when there's an accumulation of snow on the runway."
The main problem for travelers will be snow or bad weather in other cities, which could hamper a multitude of flights (delaying departing flights and stymieing the arrival of planes needed for those departures). Yingling advised passengers to check with their airlines, because flights could be impacted by weather in other areas.
It's also a good idea to check this FAA site, where you can search by airport to find out if there are any delays. For instance, as of 7 a.m., flights from National to Philadelphia were delayed more than an hour. Meanwhile, if you're traveling out of Baltimore, check their Web site for delays and cancellations. But, as always, it's best to check with your airline before you leave the house.
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