Armstrong Airport reopening runways

Major delays at New Orleans airport
Published: Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:40 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:57 PM CST
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KENNER, LA (WVUE) - All flights scheduled to arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport before noon were canceled or delayed, according to the airport's website.

Many departures have been delayed or canceled as well.

Around noon, officials at MSY said the runways would reopen, allowing flights to get back on schedule.

"The airlines were notified that they may resume operations, however there are several other factors involved in determining an airline's timing to resume scheduled flights. Therefore, we continue to urge travelers to check on their flight status with airlines directly before heading to the airport.

Because the area will be under a Freeze Warning again tonight, airport officials will continue to monitor the runway surface and take any necessary precautions to protect the safety of passengers and employees."

Wintry weather moved through the Metro Area Tuesday night, leaving icy conditions all along the roadways.

"Because of hazardous road conditions, travelers are urged to check with their airlines directly for latest the information on cancellations before heading to the airport. The airport terminal remains open, however there are limited food and beverage options available."

"Additionally, the elevated departures ramp is closed at this time because of ice accumulation.  All traffic is being diverted to the bottom arrivals ramp."

"The safety of our travelers is our top priority. We will continue to stay in constant communication with you to provide updates on the operations as soon as they become available," Michelle Wilcut, a spokesperson for the airport said in a statement.

Check with your airline if you must travel Wednesday. See the schedule here.

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