A power outage at Atlanta’s, Hartsfield Jackson Airport leaves thousands of people stranded in unlit terminals and on planes for hours.
All airport operations were affected at the the world’s busiest airport.
Thousands of passengers were stranded for hours, while crews did repair work.
A fire in a Georgia power underground electrical facility, damaged two substations serving the airport, including the system that provides backup power.
“Because of the intensity of the heat, it took approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours to make sure that the fire was adequately contained,” said Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed.
Mayor Reed says, security checks were done and there’s no sign it was set deliberately.
The power was restored shortly before midnight, eastern time.
However, more than 1,100 flights in and out of Atlanta were canceled Sunday, according to tracking service, ‘Fightaware.’
Hundreds of flights scheduled for Monday are also affected and officials say this could disrupt travel well into next weekend.