Air traffic in and out of DCA, IAD, and BWI was suspended on
Saturday due to the winter storm sweeping through the mid-Atlantic
region. The terminals did stay open to house travelers
stranded by the storm, some on their way to Florida to see a Space
Shuttle launch or the Superbowl.
Photo Credit: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
On Friday, passengers scrambled to fill earlier flights as the
National Weather Service (NWS) issued a warning: "RECORD SNOWFALL
FORECAST IN THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON DC REGION." NWS reports
as of 10pm Sat showed IAD at 32.4" of snow, DCA with 17.8", and BWI
Snow crews worked at BWI, IAD and DCA, but the large amount of
snow still falling presents a challenge. The airports all
indicated that they did not know when or if commercial flights
would resume on Sunday.
Photo Credit: Curt Vanio/Metropolitan Washington Airports
All passengers were advised to contact the individual airlines
online or via telephone regarding flights and rebooking before
coming to the airport.