Winter weather in Charlotte

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More than 100 flights were canceled from Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Friday as the airport braces 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 area Friday night, the Observer reported.

Some 117 flights were canceled at Charlotte airport as of 10:45 p.m. Friday, according to FlightAware flight tracking website. And 222 flights were delayed at CLT.

Fifty-three of the canceled flights were flying to CLT and 64 were departing from Charlotte airport, according to FlightAware.

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

The airport rolled out winter pre-treatment to at least one runway before the snow arrived on Friday.

In the county of Cabarrus, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport closed its track just after 10:30 p.m. due to 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, more than 1,220 flights, including more than 560 American Airlines, were canceled at CLT, according to American operates 90% of flights departing from the airport. At the time, more than 400 flights scheduled for the next day had also been canceled, including nearly 150 for the Americans.

This story was originally published January 21, 2022 3:18 p.m.

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Hannah Smoot covers business in Charlotte, focusing on health care, aviation and sports business. She has been covering COVID-19 in North Carolina since March 2020. She previously covered Money and Power at the Rock Hill Herald in South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.