Florida airports close down or warn of possible flight cancellations.

Some of Florida’s busiest airports said they would shut down on Wednesday, and others issued travel advisories about possible cancellations, as Tropical Storm Nicole approached from the east at near hurricane strength.

Orlando International Airport said that it would cease commercial operations at 4 p.m. Wednesday. “We’ll continue to monitor the storm’s path and we’ll post updates as they become available,” the airport said on Twitter.

Farther south, Palm Beach International Airport said it would cease commercial airline operations Wednesday morning. As of 11 a.m., all flights in and out of the airport were canceled.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Miami International Airport and Tampa International Airport remained open at midday but were warning travelers of possible cancellations and delays.

Aviation officials advised travelers to or from Florida to check with their airlines about the status of their flights before heading to the airport.

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