Power Outage Leads to Suspension of Ground Operations in Cleveland

13 January 2010 (Last Updated January 13th, 2010 18:30)

A power outage has forced Hopkins International Airport in the US to suspend ground operations for major US airlines. The power outage was a result of road salt contaminating a power line that subsequently blew up, cutting the power supply to the airport's main terminal. Servi

A power outage has forced Hopkins International Airport in the US to suspend ground operations for major US airlines.

The power outage was a result of road salt contaminating a power line that subsequently blew up, cutting the power supply to the airport's main terminal.

Services by Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines have been affected.

A backup generator provided power to the main terminal and four of the concourses, as well as critical areas such as the control tower, air field and operations centre.

UAL Corp's United Airlines and US Airways Group also reportedly suspended services, but no official confirmation was given.