Airports closing ahead of hurricane

EASTERN CAROLINA (WITN) - Several airports in Eastern Carolina have shut down ahead of Hurricane Florence.

At the Pitt-Greenville Airport, the last flight to Charlotte was at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday and they don't expect flights to resume until September 24th.

Airport staff expects to see flooding similar to or more severe than in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

The airport's runways, buildings and parking lot are likely to flood.

PGV is urging anyone who has a vehicle parked in its parking lot to relocate it immediately. Parking fees will be waived beginning at 3pm Wednesday.

At Craven Regional Airport, Delta Airlines has one more afternoon flight before the airport closes at midnight.


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Airlines are cancelling flights and services ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected landfall in the Carolinas.

American Airlines has canceled more than fifty regional American Eagle flights for Wednesday and Thursday in and out of Fayetteville, Greenville, Jacksonville, New Bern and Wilmington.

The Pitt-Greenville airport is planning to shut-down midday Wednesday. Airport staff expect to see flooding similar to or more severe than in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

The airport's runways, buildings and parking lot are likely to flood.

PGV is urging anyone who has a vehicle parked in its parking lot to relocate it immediately. Parking fees will be waived beginning at 3pm Wednesday.