CLEVELAND -- A contractor working on Brookpark Road is blamed for a brief outage that interrupted communication between the Cleveland Hopkins Airport tower and planes.
According to an airport spokeswoman, the contractor struck a cable that disabled the radio frequency used by the Hopkins Tower.
A ground stop was initiated and no planes were allowed to depart or land for about 35 minutes until the cable was repaired and the frequency restored. The ground stop also causes some delays for up to an hour.
The repairs were completed by 10 a.m.
Fliers are asked to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.