DCA security checkpoint reopened after closure to investigate possible roadway issues

Officials at Reagan National Airport say a security screening checkpoint for departing passengers was temporarily closed Saturday afternoon in order to investigate possible structural issues with the roadway.

Rob Yingling, a spokesperson from Metro Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), told WTOP the north security screening checkpoint was closed around 3 p.m. so safety personnel could inspect a roadway support column that passes through the building.

The column was safe and the checkpoint returned to service on Sunday morning in time for “the usual morning sure of passengers,” Yingling said in an email.

Saturday, screening operations were moved to the south security checkpoint, which serves terminals B and C. Those terminals primarily handle traffic for Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue and United Airlines.

Traffic on the roadway on the upper level of the north end of the terminal was limited while the checkpoint was closed.

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Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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