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Thousands delayed as flash flooding causes power outage at Luton Airport

Thousands of passengers have been delayed after flash flooding caused a power outage at Luton Airport, leaving people unable to clear passport control.

Queues quickly built up at passport control Credit: Twitter/Ed Saunt

Women and children were eventually allowed through by airport staff as queues quickly built up.

A back-up system is now in place to let people who have landed at Luton through, but significant delays are still being reported.

No one could get through passport control when the power outage happened Credit: Twitter/Ed Saunt

Meanwhile at Gatwick Airport, there are delays to both departing and landing flights because of the bad weather, which saw a month’s worth of rain fall in an hour.

There are no reported weather-related delays at Heathrow Airport.