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Ground stop lifted at McCarran Airport

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Flights at Las Vegas' McCarran Airport were delayed Wednesday afternoon due to a ground stop issued by federal aviation officials.

Christine Crews of McCarran Airport said the ground stop was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration at 2:15 p.m. The order was lifted, though, about an hour after, according to Crews.

The airport expected delays following the ground stop to get air traffic back in order.

A check of the FAA's airport status website also showed departure traffic at McCarran being delayed for at least an hour.

Similar departure delays were reported at Los Angeles International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, the website showed.

The airport urged travelers to check the status of flights before heading to McCarran.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the following statement about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday:

"The FAA's Los Angeles Center air traffic control facility experienced technical issues and stopped accepting additional flights into the airspace managed by the facility for about an hour. Some flights were diverted and the agency issued a nationwide groundstop for flights heading into the airspace managed by the center. The agency is gradually restoring the system."

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