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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 the lighting system on their main runway was damaged by a lightning strike but it has already been repaired.

Lighting damaged by a similar strike on a secondary runway, which has been closed for upgrades, will also be fixed.

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.

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