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Roof Work Fumes at Leesburg Center Delay Area Air Traffic

Roof Work Fumes at Leesburg Center Delay Area Air Traffic”

In the meantime, the FAA is slowing flights bound for the Washington area to manage air traffic.

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is in a "ground stop" because of an incident at an FAA facility in Virginia.

Fire officials were called to the FAA enroute center in Lessburg, Virginia at about 6:40 p.m. after fumes from construction work permeated the control room. The FAA says that as a result of the evacuation, the facility stopped accepting new flights to handle and handed off airborne flights to other traffic control facilities. We are actively working to fully ventilate the facility. According to flight tracking website Flight Aware, Reagan National Airport was seeing departure delays averaging close to an hour. As of 7:30 p.m., the site said, BWI was experiencing departure delays of more than an hour. The agency that oversee Reagan National and Dulles advises that passengers check with their airline for the latest flight information.



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