Several airplanes headed to Atlanta were diverted through the Columbus Metropolitan Airport this evening due to inclement weather.
An airport spokeswoman said she learned around 7:30 p.m. that a number of planes would be landing at the Columbus airport.
"This isn't the first time this has happened," she said. "This happens quite a bit."
The spokeswoman didn't know how many planes would come through Columbus or how long they would stay.
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A spokesman with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City said severe weather had already passed through Atlanta by 8 p.m. and was heading west toward Carroll County.