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All Flights Canceled at Dulles, Reagan Airports

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ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS/AP) — All airlines that serve Reagan National and Dulles airports have canceled flights until further notice due to Hurricane Sandy.

A handful of flights got out Monday morning before the storm worsened. The last flight departed Monday from Reagan National for Atlanta at about 9 a.m. The last flight out of Dulles International departed at 1:15 p.m. for Tokyo.

The airports themselves technically remain open. But the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is urging passengers not to travel to the airports until flights resume.

A spokesman at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport said that flights in and out of the airport had ceased by 9 a.m. Monday, and that widespread cancellations are also expected Tuesday.

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