Delays ease at LaGuardia Airport after power outage

NEW YORK (AP) -- Delta Air Lines flights are resuming at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C after an hours-long power outage resulted in dozens of cancellations.
 
The first departures began around 10:30 a.m. Friday. Residual delays were expected into the afternoon. 
 
Atlanta-based Delta says about 120 flights were canceled; delays averaged about 3 hours.
 
The outage affected Delta's communication system, the jet bridges leading from the terminal to the airplanes and parking lots 4 and 5.
 
Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the region's airports, says power went out at 4:30 a.m. when a contractor accidentally cut two electric feeders.
 
Power was restored to the jet bridges at 8:30 a.m. and Delta's communication system at 9:45 a.m.

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