Thunderstorms temporarily halt flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

FAA issued ground stop at Fort Lauderdale airport until conditions improved
Delta baggage train drives across closed runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, April 14, 2023
Posted at 2:28 PM, Apr 17, 2023

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — For the second time in less than a week, thunderstorms prompted a ground stop at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said all flights in and out of Fort Lauderdale were temporarily halted Monday afternoon until conditions improved.

Drivers were also advised to avoid the Perimeter Road entrance to the airport "due to the rising waters in this area."

It came days after historic flooding closed the airport for days and transformed the runway into a river.

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Several travelers took to Twitter to complain that they had been stuck on their planes, which were stopped on the tarmac, for hours.

Shortly before 3 p.m., departing flights were cleared for takeoff. But the ground stop remained in effect for all arriving flights.

By 4:18 p.m., the ground stop had been lifted and all flights were cleared for takeoff and arrival. However, delays were expected as a result of the hourslong ground stop.