Power Outage Halts Flights At Atlanta International Airport

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ATLANTA (AP) – The Latest on the power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (all times local):

6:55 p.m.

Georgia Power says that it expects power to be restored at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by midnight.

In a news release Sunday evening, the utility said the “the issue may have involved a fire which caused extensive damage in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility.” The cause of the fire was not known, the statement says, but it impacted underground facilities and substations serving the airport.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford had said earlier that only the airport had been affected by the outage.

All incoming and outgoing flights at the airport have been halted since early Sunday afternoon.

Six flights scheduled to arrive at Mobile Regional Airport have been cancelled. Three of which departing from Atlanta. More information on those flights here.

In Pensacola two arrival flights from Atlanta have been cancelled and two departures to Atlanta have been cancelled. More information on those flights here.Original Story

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has disrupted ingoing and outgoing flights.

Airport spokesman Reese McCraine says the outage occurred early Sunday afternoon. He says all airport operations are being affected and that outgoing flights were halted.

McCraine says some incoming flights are being diverted to other airports in the region.

Georgia Power said it was working to find out the cause and restore electricity. The airport said on its Facebook page that departures were delayed because airport equipment in the terminals is not working.

The Federal Aviation Administration, meanwhile, has implemented a “ground stop” for flights headed to the airport. A ground stop means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport.

Two flights from Atlanta into Mobile have been cancelled and two departing flights to Atlanta have been cancelled.  For those flight numbers click here.

One flight from Pensacola International Airport to Atlanta has been cancelled. For a list of arrivals and departures click here.

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