Flights into FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) airspace were moving at a “reduced rate” early Friday afternoon as the agency, airlines, and area airports coped with the en-route center’s closing following an early morning incident. “The Chicago En Route Center has been evacuated due to a fire in a basement telecommunications room that was reported just before 6 a.m. local time,” FAA said. “Because of the evacuation, the FAA issued ...

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