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Pitt-Greenville Airport will close to flights Wednesday

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Pitt-Greenville Airport will see limited operations on Wednesday, and will close to airline flights by mid-morning.

The early morning departures at 5:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. will operate as normal.

The airport expects to see Tar River flood levels similar to Hurricane Matthew, which resulted in extensive flooding to the airport’s runways and buildings.  

If this occurs, the airport expects to remain closed until at least Monday, September 24.

If flood levels are similar to Hurricane Floyd, which resulted in a terminal building water depth of feet, the reopening date would be significantly later.  

PGV will waive parking fees beginning at 3 pm on Wednesday, and strongly encourages passengers with vehicles in the parking lot to relocate their vehicles off airport as soon as possible.

The parking lot is expected to flood. 

PGV is also in the process of a mandatory evacuation of about 70 privately owned aircraft that are based at the airport, and those aircraft are expected to depart by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Reopening of the airport is dependent on when the flood waters recede and cleanup can be completed.
 


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