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Washington DC Enroute ATC Shutdown for Covid-19

Old 21st Apr 2020, 23:51
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Washington DC Enroute ATC Shutdown for Covid-19

From Jon Ostrower's Twitter feed:

BREAKING: The enroute airspace around Washington, DC is expected to go ATC Zero shortly - no air traffic control available - with an unexpected 6-hour closure for cleaning following a COVID-19 case. Approach to DC airports still available, other flights being rerouted. —Sources.
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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 00:02
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ATCSCC ADVZY 031 DCC 04/21/2020

ZDC ATC-0 HOTLINE MESSAGE:
EVENT TIME: 21/2330 - 22/0900

THE ZDC HOTLINE IS BEING ACTIVATED TO ADDRESS THE PLANNED ATC-0
EVENT FOR ZDC AT 0200Z. THE PHONE NUMBER IS 540-359-3200, PIN 2779.

PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY FOR ZDC/ZJX/ZID/ZOB/ZNY/ZBW. CUSTOMERS
ARE INVITED TO MONITOR AT THE SAME NUMBER.

EFFECTIVE TIME: 212324 - 220930

SIGNATURE: 20/04/21 23:24
TCSCC Advisory
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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 01:07
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Looks like the shutdown is still planned to be for about six hours.

ATCSCC ADVZY 001 DCC 04/22/2020 OPERATIONS PLAN
EVENT TIME: 22/0000 - AND LATER
____________________________________________________________ ______________
ZDC ATC ZERO EVENT BEGINS AT 0200Z, EXPECT APPROX 6 HOURS FOR RESUMTION OF
OPS; ESTIMATE 0800Z RETURN. EXPECT ACTIVE REROUTES FOR AIRBORNE AS WELL AS
PROPOSED FLIGHTS DURING EVENT TIME. FLIGHT CAN EXPECT EITHER LOW ALTITUDE
ROUTES WHERE AVAILIBLE OR ROUTING AROUND ZDC AIRSPACE HIGH ALTITUDES. AZEZU
ROUTING IS UNAVAILBLE DUE TO TSTMS.
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