December 17, 2017
Power is back on in much of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport following a power outage that lasted for several hours.
All flights at the world’s busiest airport were canceled Sunday, leading to thousands of passengers being evacuated.
The city of Atlanta said it will provide passengers with shuttle service and accommodation at the Georgia International Convention Center.
A statement from Georgia Power says the outage may have been caused by a fire which resulted in extensive damage to an underground power facility at the airport.
The outage comes as millions of people are traveling home and abroad for the Christmas holiday.