Houston airports up and running after severe weather, travel delays possible

Travelers planning to fly out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby Airport are urged to check their flight status before heading to the airport as severe weather conditions from Monday may cause disruptions. 

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Earlier on Monday, both airports were placed on ground delays due to severe weather rolling across the Houston area. 

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Houston Hobby Airport reported a lightning strike hit runway 13R earlier Monday afternoon, which forced an immediate closure for repairs. 

Officials said they worked diligently to assess the damage and make the necessary repairs to reopen runway 13R as quickly and safely as possible.  Those repairs were completed by late Monday evening. 

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Passengers are advised to contact their airlines directly for the latest updates on their flight status and to make alternative arrangements if necessary. 

Travelers are encouraged to stay informed about any changes to their travel plans and to exercise patience as the airport and airlines work to manage the situation.