Power outage sparks delays at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

Passengers at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport are facing long waits after a power outage temporarily knocked out its check-in systems.

The outage that hit parts of Amsterdam early on Sunday morning prompted authorities to briefly shut roads and a rail link to the airport on the outskirts of the Dutch capital.

The airport says on its website that check-in systems were restored early today, but warned passengers to check the status of their flights for updates.

The airport says incoming flights "will be reduced in capacity" from 9-11am local time and that several departing flights have been cancelled or delayed.

The Dutch power grid administrator, Tennet, says it is investigating the cause of the outage.

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