- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 10, 2010

UPDATED:

CLEVELAND — A power outage at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport likely will cancel all remaining flights for the day.

Airport spokeswoman Jackie Mayo said even if power is returned, as hoped, for Sunday evening, it would take a while for airport operations after that to resume.

FirstEnergy Corp. said road salt that blew onto power lines Sunday apparently caused a utility-pole fire by conducting electricity from high voltage lines to the pole.

Continental, United, American, Southwest and US Airways are among the airlines that canceled flights after the early morning outage.

Ms. Mayo said critical areas such as the airfield and the airport tower have power and a backup generator was providing limited lighting in the terminal.

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