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Storms play havoc with airline schedules

Two rounds of strong thunderstorms have pummeled the mid-Atlantic region Thursday, and it’s having an impact on people in Charlotte.

The FAA reported at 3:15 p.m. that severe weather was hampering operations at airports in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington. That, in turn, was causing big problems for flight schedules at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

At 3 p.m., schedules showed several flights from Charlotte to locations such as Newark and New York’s LaGuardia airports had been cancelled. There also were several lengthy delays to flights up the East Coast.

It is likely that the delays will continue for the rest of the evening, as airlines scramble to adjust their schedules. And in situations like these, some passengers often end up spending the night in Charlotte due to delays and cancellations.

All ground operations at the Baltimore-Washington Airport were halted at 3 p.m., as strong thunderstorms approached. Flights aren’t expected to resume until after 4 p.m.

Here is a report on airport operations in the Mid-Atlantic region, as of 3:15 p.m.:

Dulles, Washington: 2-hour delay.

Reagan, Washington: 45 to 60 minute delay.

Baltimore-Washington: All ground operations stopped at 3 p.m. due to thunderstorms. Flights will resume at 4 p.m. at the earliest.

Philadelphia: 30-minute delay.

Newark: 1-hour delay.

LaGuardia: 45-minute delay.

JFK, New York: 1-hour delay.

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