HALIFAX - An intense thunderstorm that damaged equipment and kept workers off the tarmac has caused a flight backlog at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
Ashley Gallant, a spokeswoman for the Halifax International Airport Authority, says all workers were pulled off the tarmac Tuesday after a red alert was declared.
Gallant says planes were able to land but it wasn't safe for anyone to be working outside.
She says lighting systems on their main and secondary runways were damaged by lightning strikes but they have since been repaired.
Planned upgrades that would have closed the secondary runway today have been delayed to accommodate flights still affected by unsettled weather.
Across the province Nova Scotia Power's outage map showed a few hundred customers in the Liverpool, Bridgewater and Goshen areas without power early Wednesday.
-- The Canadian Press