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Delta grounds flights due to systems problems

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UPDATE: A Delta ground stop has been lifted and limited departures are resuming following a power outage in Atlanta that impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide. Cancellations and delays continue.

UPDATE: Large-scale cancellations are expected today following a power outage which has affected Delta computer systems worldwide.

"We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible," said Delta in a statement online.

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Delta Airlines has grounded flights scheduled to leave today after experiencing unspecified systems issues.

Confirmation of today's troubles came in an official account that responds to customers via Twitter. The airline declined to immediately comment by phone and it was unclear whether all its flights were affected.

"Delta has experienced a computer outage that has affected flights scheduled for this morning," the company tweeted to customers affected by delays.

"Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally. We appreciate your patience."

The company said its IT systems were down everywhere and "hopefully it won't be much longer."

Several applications were affected, including the company's website.

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