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Severe weather strands hundreds at Charlotte airport

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport overnight due to severe weather.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport overnight due to severe weather. WBTV

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport overnight due to severe weather.

Storms canceled dozens of flights, including 25 mainline and regional American Airlines flights. Passengers were sleeping at the gates overnight.

By Tuesday morning, security lines were beginning to pick back up and flights started taking off at 6 a.m., American Airline officials said.

Cots, snacks and refreshments were handed out to passengers.

The tarmac was closed for at least an hour and a half.

WBTV is a news partner of The Charlotte Observer.

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