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Brief power outage puts RDU on generator

Posted 3:34 p.m. Tuesday
Updated 6:01 p.m. Tuesday

Lights were on at RDU although some damaged transmission lines knocked power out briefly.
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— Duke Energy Progress reported that damaged transmission lines had knocked out power to portions of Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tuesday just before 3 p.m.

RDU spokesman Andrew Sawyer said that the problem was off the airport property, but that portions of the airport were operating on generator back-up power.

Sawyer said all essential systems were working. Inside Terminal 1, lights, status boards and automated check-in machines were working.

Sawyer suggested that travelers or those headed to pick someone up check their flight status with the airline.

About 90 percent of the power was back on by 4:30 p.m.

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  • Matt Clinton Nov 29, 4:06 p.m.
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    So, what exactly happened to the transmission lines? Wind? Maintenance gone wrong? Overweight birds?