It’s been a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast this morning. Some flights out of New York and Washington were delayed by more than two hours as the Federal Aviation Administration kept planes on the ground. The federal agency had said furloughs of air traffic controllers could lead to delays if there weren’t enough people to monitor busy air corridors. The initial impact was minimal at Roanoke Regional Airport, but officials there say delays become increasingly likely as the day progresses. More from WFIR’s Bob Clark.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)