Dulles Still Operating As Irene Approaches

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two of the three major airports in the Baltimore-Washington area are virtually shut down as Hurricane Irene approaches.

A spokeswoman says airlines continued to fly in and out of Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va., Saturday evening despite rain and gusty winds.

But she says Reagan National Airport in Washington is quiet due to many afternoon and evening flight cancellations. More cancellations are expected Sunday morning.

A Maryland Aviation Administration spokesman says most afternoon and evening flights at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport have been canceled. He says most airlines hope to resume flights Sunday afternoon if conditions allow.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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