ATLANTA - Severe weather in the metro Atlanta area caused the FAA to issue a ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport early Wednesday morning.

The FAA issued the ground stop at 9:45 a.m. which is an air traffic control measure that slows or halts the flow of inbound aircraft into a given airport.

By 10:40 a.m., the FAA downgraded the ground stop to a ground delay with a 16 to 30-minute departure delay.

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