Arlington Municipal Airport is shut down today, with only the airport’s emergency airlift helicopter pad available for use.
“We lost the battle with the snow Sunday night,” airport manager Rob Putnam said. “It was just more snow than we could handle. We were worn out and so we shut her down.”
Crews had been working two 12-hour shifts to keep the runways plowed and clear before the decision was made to close the airfield at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Putnam said.
During daylight hours, an effort will be made to clear the main runway, but it will be days before the airport is open again, he said.
“Most of our tenants can’t get out anyway,” Putnam said. “But when the thaw comes, we should be ready to open the airport quickly.”
Paine Field remains open for Boeing-related operations, but small planes are not flying. The county airport is not plowing to all hangars.