Travelers face security lines more than two hours long at Hartsfield-Jackson

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Delta Air Lines is warning travelers that security wait times were more than two hours long at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, due to limited Transportation Security Administration staffing.

The long security wait times at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport came in the wake of a snowstorm that led to flight cancellations, followed by the ramp-up of flights.

Delta is encouraging passengers to get to the airport three hours before their departure time, to allow extra time to get through security.

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The Transportation Security Administration has the main security checkpoint open in the domestic terminal, but closed the North and South security checkpoints.

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Meanwhile, flight delays earlier in the day Wednesday brought a rush of travelers through checkpoints when flight schedules picked back up.

TSA issued a statement saying: "Due to dangerous road conditions, traffic and public transportation delays and school closures, a number of employees were not able to come to work or arrived when they were able to do so safely, as was the case for most Atlanta residents."

TSA said it “made the decision early this morning to close T-North and South checkpoints and consolidate operations at the main checkpoint to more efficiently screen passengers with available resources.”

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Travelers posted on Twitter about the experience of being stuck in the long security lines at the world's busiest airport.

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