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Normalcy returning after radar issues delayed flights to Miami and Fort Lauderdale

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The FAA says all radar systems for South Florida airports have returned to service after a power problem prevented normal radar functions, causing a ground stop earlier Thursday afternoon.

An FAA 1:30 statement read, “The facility is operating on generator power with commercial power available as a back-up. We are investigating the source of the commercial power outage.”

The agency said six Miami International Airport-bound flights and eight Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International bound flights were diverted to other airports. Departure delays at MIA sit at 16 to 30 minutes while under 15 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more is learned.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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