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Delays, Cancellations At BWI As Weather Disrupts Air Traffic Across Mid-Atlantic

LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ/AP) -- Airports everywhere across the Mid-Atlantic region are being affected by the weather.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is seeing about 32 percent of their departures and 31 percent of their arrivals have been canceled.

The following airlines have issued travel waivers for Wednesday:

  1. Southwest
  2. Delta
  3. American Airlines
  4. United Airlines

BWI spokesman, Jonathan Dean has advised people to "use extra caution and to check with your airline for updated flight information as the airport is feeling some impact of the snowfall."

Snow melters have been placed in the airfield along with 270 pieces of snow removal equipment.

Dean also stated, "The snow team has been treating and clearing the airfield since last night and fights will continue to come in and out of the airport." shows Reagan National Airport is leading the country in cancellations with 37 percent of their departures and 33 percent of their arrivals have been canceled.

Dulles International Airport is seeing about 26 percent of its departures and 23 percent of its arrivals being canceled.

Christina Saull, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Reagan and Dulles, says "many airlines canceled flights ahead of the storm. Still, Saull says "the runways are open and flights are taking off."

This story was written by WJZ intern Anna Lee Flaherty. Follow @Annaleeflaher19 on Twitter

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