Lightning damages runway at Orlando Sanford International Airport

Flights resume after delay

By Michelle Ganley - Graham Media Group
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SANFORD, Fla. - A lightning strike damaged a runway at Orlando Sanford International Airport on Tuesday, prompting several flights to be diverted.

The runway has since been fixed and all operations are normal, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The runway was closed for a short time, but it reopened by 9:08 p.m., an airport spokeswoman confirmed.

The flight diversions and delays were due to the weather and the runway problems.

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