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As in New York City, Washington, D.C.'s airports technically stayed open even though all flights were cancelled in order to house the thousands of passengers stranded by the cancellations.

All airlines that serve the D.C. region’s two major airports have canceled flights there until further notice due to Hurricane Sandy.

A handful of flights got out Monday morning before the storm worsened. The last flight departed Monday from Reagan National Airport for Atlanta Monday at about 9:00 a.m. The last flight out of Dulles International Airport departed at 1:15 p.m. for Tokyo.

The airports themselves technically remain open. But the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is urging passengers not to travel to the airports until flights resume.

A spokesman at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport said that flights in and out of the airport had ceased by 9 a.m. Monday, and that widespread cancellations are also expected Tuesday.

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