Wintry weather halts traffic at Dulles, Reagan National, BWI
Updated: March 3, 2014 - 05:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - The Washington area was hit hard Monday by flight cancellations. Thousands of flights were canceled nationwide and Daniel Baker of the tracking service FlightAware.com said the biggest impact was on flights in and out of the Washington area.
At Reagan National Airport, more than 60 percent of the flights were cancelled before runways closed. The runways reopened around 3 p.m.
At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, nearly half the flights were cancelled, but the airport remained open.
There were fewer cancellations at Washington Dulles International Airport with about 25 percent cancelled.
Stuck at Reagan National Airport since 2 p.m. Sunday, J’que Ellis found a way to stay comfortable and get some sleep.
“The grates, they blow warm air so if you lay on them you can stay warm… I slept for about four-and-a-half hours,” she says.
With nothing to do but wait, one college professor set an example for her students despite the snow day.
“I thought I’d grade some papers and make use of my time,” said Millie Roach.
As of 11:02 a.m. Monday, the airport delay and cancellation numbers are:
|Reagan National (DCA)||# (%)|
|Departures cancelled||314 (70%)|
|Departures delayed||18 (4%)|
|Arrivals canceled||275 (62%)|
|Arrivals delayed||19 (4%)|
|Washington Dulles Intl. (IAD)||# (%)|
|Departures cancelled||111 (29%)|
|Departures delayed||13 (13%)|
|Arrivals canceled||100 (25%)|
|Arrivals delayed||42 (10%)|
|Baltimore/Washington Intl. (BWI)||# (%)|
|Departures cancelled||143 (49%)|
|Departures delayed||11 (3%)|
|Arrivals canceled||99 (33%)|
|Arrivals delayed||18 (6%)|