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Operations returned to normal in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a power outage early Monday morning resulted in flight delays and long lines at security checkpoints.

The outage at the south end of the terminal affected Delta Air Lines ticketing and check-in areas on the main level and in parts of Halls F and G. The outage also resulted in the closure of the south security checkpoints. for about 3 hours, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said.

Electricity was cut at around 3:30 a.m. and was restored at 6 a.m., Hogan said. But that led to long lines at the northern security checkpoint, which remained open, Hogan said.

“It’s possible that people on some of the early flights may have missed them,” Hogan said. “We had a bit of catching up to do”,

Delta was able to check in passengers at the tram level, located below the hall level. But that area doesn’t have as much capacity, Hogan said.

Some flights have been suspended or delayed to accommodate late passengers, Hogan said.

It was not immediately clear what had led to the power outage. The airport had predicted an overnight blackout in part of the terminal. When the power was turned on, it failed and the ripple effect spread to other parts of the terminal, Hogan said.

By 8:45 a.m., operations were back to normal.

“Things are going well now,” Hogan said.


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