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Sawyer airport lights restored after blackout


SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI (AP) -- Authorities say a faulty electrical cable temporarily blacked out runway lights at Sawyer International Airport in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, forcing the diversion of two incoming flights.

The Mining Journal of Marquette and WLUC-TV report the lights went out Tuesday night. Sawyer is about 10 miles south of Marquette in Marquette County's Sands Township.

The flights were diverted Tuesday night. Crews worked Wednesday to replace the cable and had the lights back on later in the day.

Sawyer airport Manager Keith Kaspari says an American Eagle flight from Chicago was diverted to Green Bay, Wis. Those travelers were bused to Marquette in time for passengers to make any other flights. A Delta flight from Detroit was diverted to Escanaba.

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