Airport Still Soggy From Washed Out Radar Equipment - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Airport Still Soggy From Washed Out Radar Equipment

CLEVELAND (AP) - Officials at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are still trying to fix radar control equipment soaked by storms early Monday morning.

That means continued delays for travelers.

Airport spokeswoman Shelley Shockley said that Hopkins is operating at just 70 percent capacity. The airport usually handles about 80 take-offs and landings an hour.

Air traffic controllers are working out of a regional control center in Oberlin to guide planes.

Shockley said that the radar is being turned back on in phases and could be up and running by the end of Wednesday.

The equipment was drenched by rain that got through temporary construction walls at the control tower, which is under renovation.

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