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Flights Return to Normal at Airports Across South Florida After Being Grounded Due to Power Issues

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    Flights Return to Normal at Airports Across South Florida After Being Grounded Due to Power Issues
    Miami International Airport

    Travelers at South Florida's two major airports dealt with delays after a power problem caused the grounding of some flights Thursday.

    The FAA issued a ground stop for flights into Miami International, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International and several smaller airports due to a problem at the Miami Terminal Radar Approach Control center.

    Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center took over and safely handled flights that are in the airspace and landing at the airports.

    The FAA released a statement around 12:30 p.m. saying that most service had returned to the TRACON tower and flights were being allowed to take off and land on a limited basis. Around 1:30 p.m., all operations had returned to normal.

    Officials at MIA said 25 arrivals and 20 departures were delayed due to the ground stop. Six flights to MIA and eight flights to Fort Lauderdale were diverted to other airports during the outage.

    FPL issued a statement saying the issue had nothing to do with any of their power supplies. FAA officials said there was a problem with the "uninterruptible power system" that caused the outage.