As the second winter storm this month approaches the Triangle, Team RDU is bundling up and preparing the airfield and roadways for whatever the storm may bring. Our snowplows, brooms and brushes have been cleaned and serviced since last weekend’s storm and are ready to roll when they are needed over the next few days.
RDU staff and contractors will begin working 12-hour shifts this evening and will be on the clock 24/7 to clear roads, runways and taxiways at the airport. RDU currently has 43,000 gallons of deicing fluid on hand for airlines use on their planes when the temperature plunges, along with more than 109,000 pounds of solid deicer that airport crews use primarily on airfield surfaces.
We are in regular communication with airlines, concessionaires, other business partners and the National Weather Service throughout the winter weather event. Travelers who plan to fly out of RDU should contact their airlines directly for flight status before they come to the airport. A complete list of airline contact information is available on rdu.com. You can also follow us on social media for updates throughout the weekend.