Wintry weather halts traffic at Dulles, Reagan National, BWI

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - The Washington area was hit hard Monday by flight cancellations. Thousands of flights were canceled nationwide and Daniel Baker of the tracking service said the biggest impact was on flights in and out of the Washington area.{ }

At Reagan National Airport, more than 60 percent of the flights were cancelled before runways closed. The runways reopened around 3 p.m.

At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, nearly half the flights were cancelled, but the airport remained open.

There were fewer cancellations at Washington Dulles International Airport with about 25 percent cancelled.

Stuck at Reagan National Airport since 2 p.m. Sunday, J’que Ellis found a way to stay comfortable and get some sleep.

“The grates, they blow warm air so if you lay on them you can stay warm… I slept for about four-and-a-half hours,” she says.

With nothing to do but wait, one college professor set an example for her students despite the snow day.

“I thought I’d grade some papers and make use of my time,” said Millie Roach.

As of 11:02 a.m. Monday, the airport delay and cancellation numbers are:

Reagan National (DCA) # (%) Departures cancelled 314 (70%) Departures delayed 18 (4%) Arrivals canceled 275 (62%) Arrivals delayed 19 (4%)

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Washington Dulles Intl. (IAD) # (%) Departures cancelled 111 (29%) Departures delayed 13 (13%) Arrivals canceled 100 (25%) Arrivals delayed 42 (10%)

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Baltimore/Washington Intl. (BWI) # (%) Departures cancelled 143 (49%) Departures delayed 11 (3%) Arrivals canceled 99 (33%) Arrivals delayed 18 (6%)