ORLANDO, Fla. – The weather was much better for flying Sunday after severe storms Saturday that led to a ground stop and damage to part of Orlando International Airport.
The airport says the curbside departures area for Terminal C was closed Sunday afternoon because of damage caused by Saturday night thunderstorms. That’s the level 2 curbside area at the new airport terminal. The airport did not provide any details on what the damage was.
The airport reopened the curbside level around 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
Terminal C - Operational Update: Curbside of Level 2 (Departures) is temporarily closed due to thunderstorm damage from last night. If you're picking up/dropping off a traveler, please follow signs for Arrivals (Level 6). For Terminal C wayfinding, visit: https://t.co/HrG7eE5mai— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) April 30, 2023
The storms Saturday also put flights on hold at MCO and other major airports in the state, causing significant delays.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for MCO that lasted into the evening, and caused flights to be delayed at least 45 minutes if not longer.
While the weather was better Sunday, heavy winds did lead to an airport weather warning for MCO. That warning expired around 5 p.m. Sunday.
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