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Computer glitch grounds hundreds of Southwest flights

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Southwest Airlines flights were cancelled or delayed Friady night after a system-wide computer failure grounded the company's traffic.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports up to 250 flights were affected nationwide.

Flights to the western part of the country were hit the hardest and traffic was slowly getting back to normal, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Despite the technical problem and fierce summer storm that clocked winds at 60 mph at the airport, officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sent a Twitter message Saturday morning indicating all is well, but advised travelers to call ahead and confirm flights.

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