Atlanta Airport Power Outage Strands Thousands of Passengers

StoryfulNewsPublished: December 17, 2017
Published: December 17, 2017

A power outage occurred at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Sunday, December 17, stranding passengers for hours, after a fire damaged an underground electrical facility. More than 1,000 flights to and from Atlanta were canceled, with many diverted to nearby airports. Passengers used flashlights on their phones to navigate in the dark, and one person told CNN that the situation “felt totally apocalyptic”. Power was restored to one concourse at around 7:45 pm, more than six hours after the outage occurred in the afternoon. Georgia Power said they were working with the airport and expect to have power reinstated by midnight. Credit: Instagram/newsy_mehtap via Storyful

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