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|Hundreds of flights canceled in Chicago after electrical issue, smoke at air traffic facility|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CHICAGO — About 700 flights were canceled Tuesday at Chicago’s two airports after an electrical problem sent smoke into the control room of a regional radar facility, forcing officials to temporarily halt all air traffic at one of the nation’s busiest aviation crossroads.
The Federal Aviation Administration said all personnel were evacuated from the radar facility in suburban Elgin around 11:30 a.m. They were allowed to return about three hours later.
The Chicago Department of Aviation said a limited number of landings and departures had resumed by late afternoon.
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