WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Friday's windy conditions led to difficulties for travelers trying to get into, out of, or around the Metropolitan Washington-area.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) said the majority of arrivals and departures at Reagan National Airport were cancelled.
She added that Dulles International saw difficulties as well.
"Our FAA tower had to briefly evacuate this afternoon because of a 98 mile an hour wind gust. They have protocols that obviously, when the wind gusts that high you don’t want to be up in a tower," said MWAA Corporate Communications Manager Christina Saull.
Those traveling by rail faced similar issues. VRE, MARC, and Amtrak all cancelled service on Friday.
Metro rail service was impacted as well, with trains operating every 12 minutes with speed restrictions while moving above ground.
Meanwhile drivers faced road closures caused by fallen trees and power lines. High winds also shutdown travel along bridges at times. I-95 Southbound was also shutdown at Potomac Mills because the high winds caused the Potomac Mills sign to lean.