5:20 p.m. Update: The FAA reports that the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport has reopened. However, delays are spreading. They are affecting the following airports: Reagan National, Atlanta, Boston, Indianapolis, John F. Kennedy International and Newark.
Original post: The Federal Aviation Administration said that Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is closed as of 4:30 p.m. following a widespread outbreak of severe weather.
The FAA did not provide a time as to when the airport is expected to reopen.
The Post’s Capital Weather Gang said tornadic thunderstorms were in place south of Cincinnati. Weather editor Jason Samenow said that 37 tornadoes have been reported today as of 4:30 p.m.
Weather is also affecting flights headed for other airports. Flights destined for Logan International Airport in Boston and Newark Liberty International in New Jersey were being affected by low ceilings and were delayed 33 minutes to almost an hour. Traffic destined for Chicago O'Hare is experiencing average delays of more than two hours due to snow and ice.
In the D.C. and Baltimore regions, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch effective until Saturday morning. The ground is currently saturated, officials said, which could cause streets to flood and creeks to overflow their banks.
Power outages, downed trees and debris in roadways
BGE outages: 877-778-2222; downed wires: 800-685-0123; outage map
Dominion outages and downed wires: 866-366-4357; outage map
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative outages and downed wires: 703-335-0500; outage reports
Pepco outages: 877-737-2662; downed wires: 202-872-343; outage map
Washington Gas: 800-752-7520
Downed trees and debris in roads
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Arlington County:703-228-6527; after hours, 703-558-2222.
Calvert County: 410-535-1600.
Charles County: 301-932-3450 or 301-870-2778.
The District: 311; clogged storm drains, 202-612-3400.
Fairfax County: 703-324-5033 (Public Works); 571-350-1000 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.
Howard County: 410-313-3440.
Loudoun County:703-777-0333 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.
Maryland state: 800-543-2515.
Montgomery County: 240-777-6000.
National Park Service: nps.gov/state/dc/
Prince George’s County: 301-499-8520; after hours, 301-499-8600.
Prince William County: 703-792-7070 or 703-383-VDOT.
Virginia State: 703-383-VDOT.