Runways Expected to Remain Closed Through Sunday, January 24

Published: January 23, 2016

Reagan National and Dulles International Runways Expected to Remain Closed Through Sunday, January 24. Significant snowfall and high winds, coupled with the continued closure of roads and public transportation in surrounding communities,  make resumption of normal flight operations at the airports unlikely on Sunday.

Reagan National and Dulles International airports continue to experience significant snowfall and high winds, forecast through the early morning hours on Sunday, making snow removal on the runways, roadways and parking lots difficult. Coupled with the continued closure through the weekend of roads and public transportation in surrounding communities, these conditions make resumption of normal flight operations at the airports unlikely on Sunday.

Passengers should contact their airline directly for specific flight information and to re-book any flights if necessary.

Our priority is protecting the safety of passengers and employees who will travel to the airports when flights resume. Snow teams have been working, and will continue to work, around the clock at both airports to remove snow from runways, taxiways, gates and roadways.

We will continue to evaluate conditions, and if the runways can be safely opened sooner we will do so.