Flights Resume After FAA Facility Evacuation Prompts Delays At BWI, Dulles And Reagan

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Flights into and out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and two other airports in the region were affected by a construction-related evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Virginia.

Flights halted for several hours Monday at BWI, as well as Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport.

The FAA said in a statement that a facility in Leesburg, Virginia, that handles high altitude flights over the area was evacuated about 6:40 p.m. Monday because of fumes from construction work.

The FAA says that as a result of the evacuation, the facility stopped accepting new flights and handed off airborne flights to other facilities.

The FAA said in a statement that air traffic controllers resumed operations at the facility about 9:30 p.m. Monday and that delayed flights were beginning to take off. Normal operations were expected to resume Tuesday morning.

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