Runways at Dulles, Reagan airports expected to remain closed through Sunday

- Airport officials said normal flight operations at Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport is unlikely Sunday as crews continue to work to remove snow from the runways.

Due to the significant snowfall and high winds from the blizzard, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said snow removal from runways, parking lots, roadways, gates and taxiways has been challenging. As a result, runways at these airports will remain closed through Sunday.

BWI Airport tweeted Saturday afternoon there could be some airline flights there on Sunday and "That will depend on weather conditions and airline operational decisions."

According to the flight tracking service FlightAware, nearly 7,000 flights have been canceled this weekend in the U.S, with a total of 2,467 flights scrapped for Sunday, and rising.

United Airlines announced it has suspended operations D.C. area airports through Sunday and plan to gradually resume Monday.

All major airlines have issued waivers for travelers who booked flights this weekend, allowing them to rebook onto different flights to avoid the storm. Passengers are recommended to contact their airline directly for flight status information and to rebook flights if necessary.

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