Reagan National and Dulles International airports are under a winter storm warning but are still open

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STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority officials say Reagan National and Dulles International airports are open and will remain so throughout Tuesday's storm.

Officials encourage travelers to check with their airline about their flights before heading to the airports. They also gave the following update on Reagan National on Tuesday afternoon:

"Snow continues to fall and snow teams are standing by to clear runways and roadways as snow begins to accumulate. At this time, the runways are wet, but operating.

"Airlines have begun de-icing operations and have canceled a large number of flights to and from the airport for the rest of the day."

Officials say runways have also been pre-treated at Dulles International and snow crews are standing by. "Airlines have begun de-icing operations and have canceled a large number of flights to and from the airport for the rest of the day. However, the majority of international flights are expected to operate as scheduled," according to the MWAA website.

The airports are closely monitoring weather forecasts and will have updates here: http://www.metwashairports.com/snow.htm. You can also follow @Reagan_Airport and @Dulles_Airport on Twitter.

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