Blizzard closes D.C.-area airports

February 11th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Dulles International airport and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday announced that there will be no flights operating at either airport due to the blizzard conditions.

The airports have shut down after a blizzard hit Washington, D.C. and much of the north east on Tuesday, and the storm is forecast to cover the area in 12 to 18 inches of snow. The stylized Second North American blizzard of 2010 hit just three days after the First North American blizzard of 2010 that affected the same regions.

Passengers were advised to contact their airlines to confirm their flights before coming to the airport on Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings from Washington, D.C. to Long Island, including all of New Jersey and New York City, as well as the entire Philadelphia metro area and the entire states of Maryland and Delaware. Winter storm warnings are present from Illinois to Massachusetts.

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