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Power outage causes minor delays at Montreal airport

Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport was hit with a power outage that caused some delays at the security line.

Security lines and baggage were most affected, spokesperson says

Passengers at Trudeau airport are seeing computer error messages at the security line as systems are rebooted after a power failure. (Courtesy of Bob Cadloff)

Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport was hit with a power outage that caused some delays at the security line.

The power went down around 5:35 p.m. on Friday, airport spokesperson Anne Marcotte said. Several backup generators restored some power a few minutes later, but computers had to be rebooted and security scanning machines recalibrated.

This caused delays at the security line and at baggage carousels, Marcotte said. No flights were delayed and customs and immigration were not affected, she added.

The power was fully restored at 6:05 p.m.

Friday evenings are a busy time for the international airport.

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