Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Blue Grass Airport (KLEX) runway reopens after outage

A technical problem has been resolved after a runway light outage at Blue Grass Airport delayed and diverted flights Wednesday night.

Two flights out of Lexington were delayed, while two incoming flights were diverted, airport spokeswoman Amy Caudill said.

The edge lights on the main runway were scheduled to turn on at 6 p.m. and did not, Caudill said. She said the lighting issue might have been related to ongoing construction at the airport as part of its Taxiway Safety Enhancement Program, which started in 2014.

The airport announced on social media at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday that the outage was resolved and advised travelers to check their flight status Thursday morning.

A smaller runway at the airport, which is only for private use, was operational during the outage.


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