Newark Airport reopens after being shut down due to 'airport emergency'

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    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="NEWARK, N.J. – Newark Liberty International Airport was shut down for about an hour Saturday morning due to an airport emergency, according to officials.” data-reactid=”10″>NEWARK, N.J. – Newark Liberty International Airport was shut down for about an hour Saturday morning due to an airport emergency, according to officials.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The airport's official Twitter account said shortly before 9 a.m. that&nbsp;"due to an airport emergency there are currently no arrivals nor departures from Newark Airport."” data-reactid=”11″>The airport’s official Twitter account said shortly before 9 a.m. that “due to an airport emergency there are currently no arrivals nor departures from Newark Airport.”

    United Airlines’ official account subsequently informed customers that the Federal Aviation Administration initiated a mandatory ground stop at the airport because of a disabled aircraft on the runway.

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    Passengers are told to expect delays after the shutdown and are advised to check with their carriers before coming to the airport.

    The FAA website said to expect departure delays of up to one hour or more. 

    A call to officials at the Port Authority was not immediately returned. 

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    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This article originally appeared on North Jersey Record: Newark Airport reopens after being shut down due to ‘airport emergency’” data-reactid=”21″>This article originally appeared on North Jersey Record: Newark Airport reopens after being shut down due to ‘airport emergency’