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Wind Knocks Out Power, Causes Serious Damage

Wind Knocks Out Power, Causes Serious Damage

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Wind gusts knocked down trees and wires, knocked out power, and blew roofs off in the DC metro area Friday.

Wintry Weather Conditions Cancel 6,000 Flights

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Blizzard conditions across parts of the United States have wreaked havoc at the nation's airports, especially major hubs. Thousands of flights were canceled Tuesday, and Wednesday isn't looking much better.

Reagan National, Washington Dulles and BWI all stayed open Tuesday, but poor weather conditions elsewhere led to the cancellation of one in every 5 domestic flights Tuesday, more than 6,000 in all. Another 3,000 flights are already canceled for Wednesday.

A lone pilot trudged along an empty concourse. Reagan National Airport was practically a ghost town.

"I'm just exhausted and I'd really like to go home," said Dr. Bevan Tandon. But for him, home is Chicago. The physician isn't getting a flight there, or anywhere close, for awhile.

Flights Cancelled At Reagan And Dulles Airports

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Dozens of flights have already been cancelled at both Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. 

Some airlines are easing restrictions because of the storm. Right now, you can change your flight on United and Continental and not be charged a fee. This deal only includes flights for today and Thursday in the Northeast, including Dulles International.

Relaxing Change Fees (any travel to or from these airports):

USAIR: Washington, DC (Dulles) ; Washington, DC (Reagan) ; Baltimore, MD

 United Washington, DC (Dulles) ; Washington, DC (Reagan) ; Baltimore, MD

Southwest: Washington, DC (Dulles) ; Baltimore, MD

JetBlue Washington, DC (Dulles) ; Washington, DC (Reagan) ; Baltimore, MD

American Airlines Washington, DC (Dulles) ; Washington, DC (Reagan) ; Baltimore, MD

Continental Airlines: Washington, DC (Dulles) ; Washington, DC (Reagan) ; Baltimore, MD