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Lynchburg, Other Airport Tower Closings Delayed Until June

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Air travel at Lynchburg Regional and Greenbrier Valley airports won't be impacted for another few months.

This comes after the FAA announced Friday it will delay closing nearly 150 air traffic control towers nation wide until June 15. The closures were originally scheduled to start this weekend.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who just one day ago urged the FAA to reconsider closing the towers, released a statement on Friday's decision, saying the move will "give Secretary La Hood and the FAA more time to develop an alternative plan to prevent the closure of the Lynchburg tower and others across the nation altogether. Federal spending cuts must be made, but completely eliminating funding for these 149 towers is neither responsible nor safe."