FAA: Airspace restriction lifted for traffic over Lake Michigan

An airspace restriction has been lifted for air travel over Lake Michigan.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented a temporary restriction on Sunday starting at noon, and it was lifted at 2 p.m. for air traffic over Lake Michigan.

According to a statement from the North American Aerospace and Defense Command and the United States Northern Command, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) wanted to ensure air traffic safety in NORAD-operated areas. The restriction was lifted at 2 p.m.

The FAA stated that the Great Lake airspace was closed in support of the department of defense.

This airspace restriction comes less than 24 hours after Montana airspace had a brief shutdown and two days after US jets shot down an unknown object flying by Alaska’s coast.

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