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Several flights at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport grounded

By Nadine Maeser, nmaeser@wdbj7.com
Published On: Feb 12 2014 11:17:29 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 13 2014 04:01:53 PM EST
Roanoke air traffic control tower to remain open overnight
ROANOKE, Va. -

All but one flight at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is scheduled to leave Thursday.

All other flights are canceled.

Check the airport's website here: http://www.roanokeairport.com/

The only flight expected to arrive at Roanoke is a 9:49 p.m. Delta flight from Detroit.

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Story from Wednesday, Feb. 12

The forecast is already hurting travel plans.

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is already grounding flights. Nine arriving and nine departing flights are canceled, as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.

We're already seeing a number of passengers stuck with nowhere to go. Travelers are encouraged to check the website before leaving for the airport. Click here to see the full list of cancellations and delays at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport: http://www.roanokeairport.com/

You should also contact your airline for rebooking or the status of your flights Wednesday and Thursday.

A spokeswoman for the airport says Roanoke could see delays for days because of how much snow is predicted in and around our region. She said it could be the most delays since a snowstorm in 2009.

The airport has its own special equipment to clear the runways.

I'm told they have those trucks on standby.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional offers more than 50 scheduled flights on a daily basis and flies to nine major cities so when one airport is affected, they are all affected.

Click here to see the full list of cancellations and delays: http://www.roanokeairport.com/