Flights diverted to Columbus airport

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.

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.