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Cleveland Hopkins Airport warns of longer security and check-in lines after Monday storms

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is warning that security lines could be longer due to technical issues stemming from Monday night's storms.

CLEVELAND — Following a series of severe storms on Monday night that resulted in technical issues, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport's security lines were longer and slower than expected on Tuesday.

"We only had a few ticket counters open, a few TSA checkpoints open, so that led to some longer lines than usual," explained Michele Dynia, communications manager at Hopkins Airport.

"We are still experiencing some minor operational issues from last night’s storm that may lead to longer check in and security lines," the airport wrote on its Facebook page at 4:23 a.m. on Tuesday. "Please make sure you arrive at least 2 hours early for your flight. Some concessions may not be operational. We will continue to provide updates as we can."

At 1:51 p.m., the airport tweeted that it was still working on "resolving a couple of issues" from the outages.

The airport's morning post came just hours after it announced that the storms in Northeast Ohio had resulted in its phone and Internet systems being down. Some flights were also delayed and ultimately diverted.

As of 5:15 a.m., most departing flights from Cleveland are running on schedule, although some remain delayed. You can see a full list of flight statuses at the airport here.

Monday night's severe storms resulted in damage throughout the Northeast Ohio region, including flooding and thousands losing power. Late Monday night, more than 6,000 households in the region were without power, according to FirstEnergy, with that number shrinking to more than 2,000 households as of Tuesday morning.

Additionally, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District announced that Monday's storms caused a sewage overflow at Edgewater Beach. Visitors, particularly children, the elderly and those in ill health, are advised to avoid contact with the water and woody debris.

Stick with 3News for the latest throughout the day for the continued fallout from Monday's storms.

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