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Runway blackout at Des Moines Int'l Airport delays, diverts flights

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Officials believe a lightning strike just before 9 p.m. Thursday caused the lights to go out at the Des Moines International Airport.

Due to the blackout, about a dozen flights were delayed and diverted.

The lights were restored before midnight.

Flights today, however, could still be impacted as airlines get schedules back on track. It's advised flyers check flight statuses if traveling this weekend.
 

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