Hopkins Travel Delays After Power Problem

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CLEVELAND– The air traffic control tower at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport lost radio frequency power Thursday morning.

Hopkins Airport Communication Manager Jackie Mayo told FOX 8 it was due to a damaged fiber optic cable on Brookpark Rd.

Work was being done by a contractor in the area and a line was hit around 9 a.m.

There was a ground stop issued to all planes. It lasted about 35 minutes. Maximum delays were about one hour.

However, as of Thursday at 1 p.m., there are still some residual delays. So, make sure you check with your carrier if you have a flight.

Mayo said Hopkins tower maintained communication with Cleveland Center in Oberlin the entire time. She said passengers were never in danger.