The two main runways at Baltimore- Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are open again after being shut down for more than an hour while staff made emergency repairs Thursday afternoon.
The runways were closed from about 2:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., during which all incoming and outgoing flights to BWI were held or diverted to other airports, said Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for the airport.
Workers were repairing a light at the intersection of the airport’s two main runways. Officials said the base of a runway light had been damaged.
Dean did not know exactly how many flights had been affected by the closure but said travel had resumed as normal by the late afternoon.
Airport maintenance personnel are working to repair an airfield light that is located in the intersection of the airport’s two primary runways. The runways are temporarily closed for this important repair. The runways will return to service as soon as the repair is complete. pic.twitter.com/efwQbk7LcL