• Several flights delayed after lightning strikes runway at Sanford airport

    By: Jason Kelly

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    SANFORD, Fla. - Several flights were delayed Tuesday evening after lightning struck a runaway at Orlando Sanford International Airport, officials said.

    The main runway, which was struck between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., was closed until crews could repair a hole caused by the lightning strike, airport spokeswoman Lauren Rowe said.

    The runway was reopened at 9 p.m., Rowe said.

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    Several flights were delayed and at least two flights were diverted to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, she said.

    Several flights are expected to arrive Tuesday evening. It's unknown how many of them are affected, Rowe said.

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