Electrical failure paralyzes much Belgian air traffic, causing delays, detours, cancellations

An electrical failure has paralyzed much of the air traffic in and over Belgium and should cause delays, detours and cancellations of flights for several hours.

The Eurocontrol air traffic body said the electrical failure at the local center will force planes to be grounded or detoured until 2 P.M. local time (1200GMT) Wednesday. The cause of the failure was not immediately clear.