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Major power outage affects Norfolk airport

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Power has been restored to the Norfolk International Airport after an outage in the city affected the facility and thousands of citizens.

Dominion Virginia Power spokesman Rob Richardson tells local news organizations that Sunday, September 18, afternoon’s outage was caused by two crows that got stuck on a powerline.

Airport spokesman Steve Sterling says the airport was running on backup generators but that the facility mostly functioned normally, with lighting and air conditioning operating at reduced levels. He says flights weren’t substantively affected and that there were no flight cancellations.

Power at the airport was eventually restored in phases.

Many Dominion Virginia Power customers had had their power restored by Sunday night.

 

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