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Internet Outage Caused Major Flight Delays At Sacramento International Airport

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Here are the latest update on the internet outage at SMF:

8:56 p.m.

The Sacramento County Airport System issued a press release stating that the AT&T internet connection has been restored. All airlines affected are set to resume normal operations.

2:56 p.m.

An internet outage at Sacramento International Airport has caused major flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

According to an AT&T spokesperson, the outage is due to fiber damage caused by a car crash on Saturday night.

SMF said they are aware of the problem and encourage travelers to call airlines ahead of time to find out about potential delays.

Several flights were delayed on Saturday night but have since been able to get out. SMF said Southwest is the airline being impacted the most and numerous flights have already been canceled.

SMF said almost every airline that uses AT&T is manually having to check-in passengers and bags.

We will update you on this story throughout the night.

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