Grounded flights slowly return to the air

Grounded flights slowly return to the air

(WOIO) - Once grounded flights are slowly returning the air Tuesday at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

This, after flights were grounded until noon on Tuesday due to the extremely high winds from super storm Sandy. Flight status updates can be checked on their website.

As of 3 p.m., here are the current conditions at CLE Airport:

  • The airport remains open.  United had grounded flights until 3 p.m.  The remaining airlines have a handful of flights departing today.  Airport officials and the airlines strongly encourage passengers to contact their airline directly for flight status.
  • Airport and TSA will be reopening Security Checkpoint B at 8 p.m. tonight.

Current conditions at BKL Airport:

  • BKL sustained some damage to the terminal building and airport officials are working with other City departments to repair damages.
  • Much like the entire city, BKL, which sits along Lake Erie, has reported downed trees; debris on and around the airfield, roadway and parking lots.  BKL will work with the city's Urban Forestry to have trees removed.
  • BKL reports ponding and flooding in the parking lot as well as ponding on the airfield.  Airport field maintenance will be dispatched for cleanup.
  • Cleveland Public Power is working to restore power to areas around the airfield.
  • No aircraft at BKL was damaged.

Most flights out of Akron-Canton Airport are still on schedule for today with the exception of east coast flights to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and DC. You can check arrival and departure times on their website.

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