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Update: Monroe Regional Airport is reopened

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An employee with the Monroe Regional Airport walks past the closed passenger gate where Travel Security Administration employees screen passengers in Monroe, La. on Jan. 25, 2019.

Saturday update:

Monroe Regional Airport was approved to reopen Saturday afternoon, following days of ice and snow creating unsafe conditions.

Monday update: Monroe Regional Airport is closed until further notice due to severe winter weather, according to an announcement from the city. 

However, the ramp will remain open only for emergency helicopters.

Original story:

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, commercial airliners have canceled their flights to and from Monroe Regional Airport for the rest of Sunday evening and Monday morning, according to an announcement from the city.

De-icing operations on the runways are still underway, and will continue throughout the evening.

According to MLU Operations, crews are working to stay ahead of the weather.

The Monroe Regional Airport remains open.

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