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Rain causing flight delays

7 P.M. UPDATE; Delays remained a problem for planes bound to destinations in the Northeast Monday night. Delays ranged from about an hour to New York area airports to more than 90 minutes in Boston.

Minimal flights from Dulles and Reagan National seemed to be affected, but the departures board at Baltimire-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport showed a range of delayed flights to places, such as Boston, Providence, Hartford and
Albany, N.Y. Passengers were urged to check with their airlines.

The Capital Weather Gang predicted that a developing coastal storm might just graze the Washington area, but "will likely hit places to the north quite hard," causing trouble for travel along the I-95 corridor.

Around Washington, traffic conditions had greatly improved as rain moved off to the east. Traffic in most places was flowing smoothly, while volume appeared light.

4;20 P.M. UPDATE: Add Boston to the list of airports where traffic destined for that location may experience delays. Flights from Washington area airports to locations in the Northeast and Florida are showing departure delays.

Reagan National

Original post: Rainy weather through Tuesday will affect travelers on the roads and in the air in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Rain this afternoon is likely to reduce visibility on the roads, affecting the afternoon commute around the Beltway and along the Interstate 95 corridor.

According to Federal Aviation Administration flight data, flights bound for Philadelphia, Newark and New York City airprots are experiencing delays due to low ceilings. Delays were averaging about an hour for Newark, JFK and La Guardia. Philadelphia delays were running more than two hours.

Atlanta was also experiencing gate hold delays of about 15 minutes. There were no significant delays yet at Washington's three major airports.

Aviation officials advise that you check with your airline before leaving home to see if your flight is affected

By Michael Bolden  |  March 29, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Airports , Commuting , Weather  
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