Broward County

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

Miami Herald file photo
Miami Herald file photo

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