Flights delayed at BWI, Dulles and Reagan due to incident at FAA facility

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LEESBURG, VA — Hundreds of flights have been delayed at BWI, Reagan National and Dulles after fumes from construction work prompted an evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Leesburg, Virginia.

Local fire crews were called in around 6:40 p.m. on Monday after the fumes made it to the control room. The FAA facility in Leesburg handles high altitude flights around the DMV.

The FAA released a statement which reads in part:

“The facility stopped accepting new flights and handed off airborne flights to other air traffic control facilities for safe handling. We are actively working to fully ventilate the facility. “

No word when the FAA will resume its operations. To find out if your flight has been delayed check out The latest tweet from BWI is asking customers to rebook their flights.