- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 12, 2013

A line of late-afternoon thunderstorms on Thursday disrupted flights at two D.C. area airports and completely shut down a third airport because of a lightning strike.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reopened all but two of its runways after a two-hour delay for lightning, officials said, but full airport operations were not expected to be up and running until 6 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport were also impacted by the storms, with planes grounded for wait times of more than 90 minutes, and arriving planes coming in at least 15 minutes behind schedule.



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