Over 1,000 flights canceled out of Charlotte as winter storm blasts region

More than 1,000 flights at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, the sixth busiest airport in the country, have been canceled as a winter storm blasts the region.

Airport officials said some airlines are reporting cancellations for Sunday. They ask that you check with FlightAware as well as the FAA for real-time flight information map updates

Travelers are encouraged to frequently check with their air carrier for any cancellations or delays before coming to the airport. 

Airport officials said throughout the night staff cleared the airfield, airport roadways, overpasses and parking lots of snow and ice. Deicing of aircraft began Saturday night and will resume Sunday. 

Over 1,000 flights were canceled as of Sunday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

"Travelers are encouraged to frequently check with their air carrier for any cancellations or delays before coming to the airport," the airport said.

Officials have warned residents to prepare emergency kits and staff off roads in impacted areas.