Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport reopens after floods shut it down
July 23, 3:37 PM · Vianni Busquets – Madison Destinations Examiner
Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport has reopened at 1 p.m CST.
For those flying out Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), you can breathe easy as flights have finally resumed. Due to flooding and torrential rains, MKE was closed after Wisconsin’s governor declared a state of emergency for the area.
The airport, which handled nearly 8 million passengers last year, shut on Thursday night as storms dumped 7-1/2 inches of rain on the city. Because runways were inundated, the facility was to shut down temporarily. However, much to traveler’s delight, flights resumed at around 1 p.m. CST.
*Travelers with flights Friday afternoon and evening should continue to stay in contact with their airlines before heading to the airport to determine the status of their individual flight. Flight disruptions will continue to be a possibility throughout the day as the airlines work to reposition aircraft and recover from the earlier cancellations.
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