RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Icy conditions have forced the Richmond International Airport to cancel 21 flights so far.

The airport tweeted this morning saying that 10 flights have been canceled. Officials said they expected this number to increase.

As of 10:20 a.m., 21 flights have been canceled. There were approximately 62 scheduled flights at RIC today, according to officials.

Travelers should check their flight’s status before heading out this morning.

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People waiting at the Richmond International Airport after several flights were canceled due to icy conditions on February 13, 2020. (Photo: 8News Alex Thorson)

One traveler told 8News after she waited two hours for the plane to take off before the pilot asked everyone to get off the plane because they “can’t get the ice off the plane.”

In an email to 8News, Richmond International Airport Spokesperson Troy Bell said that “A plane fully encased in ice is a challenge.”

Stay with us for updates.