Flights delayed at Dallas airports due to thunderstorms, COVID-19 cleaning

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Air travelers line up to go through a a security checkpoint at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (NewsNation Now) — Flights at both Dallas airports are temporarily halted Wednesday at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA confirmed that the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is closed for all incoming and outgoing flights until 5:00 p.m. local time. The Dallas Love Field Airport also confirmed that flights are experiencing delays.

The FAA says the delay is happening for several reasons, including thunderstorms and the coronavirus. A spokesperson confirmed that the Regional Air Traffic Control Center is getting cleaned and that is one impacting the delays.

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Data from the FAA shows at least one failed COVID-19 test among personnel at the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center on several dates this month, including 12/23, 12/28 and 12/30. The FAA also indicates that the control center is operational, but that the facility will be cleaned Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. local time.

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