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Flight delays continue around nation's capital due to evacuation at FAA facility

Delays and cancellations expected to continue Tuesday morning

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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) – Flight delays and cancelations continue around the nation's capital the morning after Washington region's three airports had to halt flights due to an evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration facility.

 

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport were all impacted.

 

Spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs, for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority -- which manages Dulles and National -- says delays and cancellations are expected to continue Tuesday morning.

 

BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean says airlines have resumed routine operations, with some cancellations.

 

The FAA says fumes from construction work forced the evacuation on Monday evening at a Leesburg, Virginia, facility that handles high-altitude flights over the area.

 

For about three hours, the facility stopped accepting new flights and handed off airborne flights to other facilities.