Detroit Metro Airport reopens after closure due to weather

DTW closed Tuesday night due to wintry weather

Flights grounded at Detroit Metro Airport on Jan. 23, 2019 due to icy conditions. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is reopened Wednesday morning after closing Tuesday night due to icy conditions.

The airport reopened at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Statement from DTW:

“At 12:15 p.m., the fourth and final primary runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) opened. The airport closed at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday due to icy conditions. Crews worked around the clock to clear the airfield. Due to the constant rate of precipitation, the deicing fluid was ineffective. As the temperature started to rise throughout the morning, taxiways and runways reopened. We are grateful for the work of our maintenance and operations teams, airline partners, the Federal Aviation Administration, National Weather Service and most importantly our customers for their patience.”

The airport was first closed Tuesday evening due to ice and snow. Flights were not  going in or out of DTW. Some travelers had to spend the night at the airport.

Airport goers were reporting trouble finding parking Wednesday morning as travelers remained at a standstill. 

Here is a statement from the airport Wednesday morning: 

Detroit Metropolitan Airport remains closed this morning due to icy conditions. Maintenance crews have been working around the clock. They are making progress as the weather begins to improve; however, it is too soon to determine when DTW will reopen.

Watch a Wednesday morning report below:

LIVE TRAFFIC: Snow, sleet coat Metro Detroit roads during winter weather advisory

About the Author:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.