UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 | 7:20 P.M. – The airfield closure has been extended until 11 a.m. Saturday.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The Charleston International Airport airfield has been closed due to high winds from Hurricane Ian.

Airport officials said Joint Base Charleston notified them of the closure around 9:00 a.m.

The airfield closes once winds reach 35 knots (40 mph) or greater.

The airfield will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Passengers with flights in and out of CHS should contact airlines directly for specific flight information.

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