At least 150 Raleigh flights affected by FAA tech problem

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh-Durham International Airport spokesman says at least 150 of the airport’s departures have been affected by technical issues that snarled flight traffic along the East Coast.

The FAA announced late Saturday afternoon that the computer problem had been resolved and flights were returning to normal.

RDU airport spokesman Andrew Sawyer said a “ripple effect” could cause delays into Saturday night. Sawyer said stores and restaurants have been asked to stay open later to accommodate passengers.

Sawyer said that from around 11:30 a.m. until about 3 p.m., no flights were able to depart from the airport. Some arriving flights were able to land during that period.

The airport warned travelers to check with airlines for flight status.

The FAA says the problem at its flight control center in Leesburg, Virginia affected multiple airports.

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