Snow Cancels, Delays Flights At BWI Airport


More than 100 flights were delayed because of the Friday snow at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. BWI Airport is pictured above in Linthicum on a different day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

Patch reporter Megan VerHelst wrote this story.

BALTIMORE, MD — Dozens of flights were delayed or canceled at Baltimore/Washington International Airport on Friday morning, according to FlightAware, as snow continued to linger over Maryland.

As of 11 a.m., only 16 flights leaving and coming into BWI had been canceled, while 159 flights had been delayed, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

The airport was also experiencing increasing delays averaging 1 hour and 10 minutes for departures and 54 minutes for arrivals, according to the website.

Nearby, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a full ground stop at Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport early Friday due to snow and ice accumulations. The stop was lifted just before 8:30 a.m., according to reports.

As of 11 a.m., 171 flights leaving and coming into Reagan had been canceled, while 152 flights had been delayed, according to FlightAware. The airport was also experiencing delays averaging 41 minutes.

A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 p.m. on Friday for portions of Frederick, Carroll, Cecil, Harford and Baltimore counties in Maryland, according to the National Weather Service.

Anne Arundel County is under a winter weather advisory with the NWS expecting 2 to 4 inches.

Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected in north central, northeast and northern Maryland during the day on Friday. Slippery roads and hazardous conditions could affect the morning and evening commutes across Maryland.

Once the snow winds down, bitter cold will grip the state, with overnight lows in the teens Friday through Sunday nights.

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