Update: Ground Stop lifted by FAA, flights resuming across country

Photo by: FAA - Facebook
Photo by: FAA - Facebook

Update (8:20 a.m.) -- Flights are slowly resuming at the nation's airports after a computer glitch affected the Notice to Air Missions system.

In a tweet, the FAA said the ground stop is no longer in effect. It added the cause of what happened is under investigation.

Most flights locally at Hector International Airport are on track to arrive and depart.


Original Story:

(Washington, DC) -- A computer glitch is causing flights across the U.S. to be delayed or canceled.

In a tweet Wednesday morning, the FAA says it's still working to fully restore it's "Notice to Air Missions" system following an outage.

The tweet says, "While some functions are beginning to come back on line, National Airspace System operations remain limited."

In a statement, the FAA said, "We are performing final validation checks and repopulating the system now," and "We will provide frequent updates as we make progress."

All domestic flight departures have been paused until at least 9 a.m. eastern time due to the error.

There were a few flights affected at Hector International Airport Wednesday morning as well. For more details on Hector's flights, click here.