Holiday Getaway Day Slowed By Gray Weather
posted Nov 27 2013 10:48AM
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Gray, wet weather contributed to a slow - but not gridlocked - getaway day ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
At the Washington region's three major airports, delays were worst Wednesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where some departures and arrivals showed delays of 30 minutes to an hour. Fewer delays were reported at Dulles International and Reagan National airports in northern Virginia.
The massive storm that hurtled through the eastern U.S. dumped primarily rain on the Washington region, causing slowdowns but no major gridlock. Farther west, the National Park Service closed Skyline Drive because of icy conditions.
An accident on southbound Interstate 95 caused a four-mile backup in northern Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported six-mile a backup on northbound Interstate 95, but such delays aren't unusual there.