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UPDATE 2: Akron-Canton Airport Reopens After Flooding Issues

The airport had lost power because of flooding in the basement Monday night and had canceled its commercial flights earlier today. It is now open

UPDATE 11:36 a.m.

We are open. Flights are resuming and power is back on. If you are flying out of CAK today, please check the flights status with your airline for possible delays.

 

UPDATE from the airport at 11:30 a.m.: 

We expect to reopen the main terminal building within the hour, with power back on and flights resuming. Passengers in the building are being cared for and given bottled water.

 

Original update:

All commercial flights at have been suspended until further notice because of flooding from heavy storms, according to a media release.

The airport lost primary power Monday night because of flooding in the terminal building basement, where the electrical distribution is located. The backup generator kicked on about 4:45 a.m. allowing early morning flights to depart.

At 8:15 a.m., the airport terminal building shut down all power as a safety precaution to pump out water which has begun to recede. This will take four hours or longer. 

The airport advises those flying out of CAK today to check the status of their flight with their airline before coming to the airport. The airfield remains open for corporate and general aviation operations only. 

In order to reopen, the airport must get safety clearances from both the City of Green Fire Department and FirstEnergy.

The airport has been updating its Facebook and Twitter accounts with information today. The media advisory is located on the airport's website.

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