More than 100 flights canceled at Charlotte airport ahead of expected snow

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More than 100 flights were canceled out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Friday as the airport prepares for a winter storm — the second in a week to hit the region.

Forecasters say more than an inch of snow could fall in the Charlotte region Friday night, the Observer reported.

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Some 136 flights were canceled at the Charlotte airport Friday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. And 234 flights were delayed at CLT.

Fifty-three of the canceled flights were flying into CLT and 83 were departing the Charlotte airport, according to FlightAware.

At least 42 arriving flights at CLT had been canceled for Saturday, as of midnight.

Earlier on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration had warned there could be flight delays at CLT due to snow or low clouds.

The airport deployed winter weather pre-treatment of at least one runway in advance of snow moving in on Friday.

In Cabarrus County, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport shut down its runway just after 10:30 p.m. because of snow, according to its Twitter account.

”Crews are working diligently to reopen the runway as soon as possible,” according to the tweet.

Last Sunday during an earlier winter storm, over 1,220 flights, including more than 560 by American Airlines, were canceled at CLT, according to FlightAware.com. American operates 90% of flights out of the airport. At the time, over 400 flights scheduled for the next day also had been canceled, including nearly 150 for American.

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