Power restored following lengthy outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Several airlines canceled flights on Sunday after an airport-wide power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlan...

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 3:59 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2017 3:59 PM

Several airlines canceled flights on Sunday after an airport-wide power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta but service has been restored and operations have resumed.

Power was restored to the facility around 11:45 p.m.

Although a definitive cause has not been established, according to Georgia Power officials, a piece of switchgear located in an underground electrical facility could have failed and started a fire.

The fire was safely extinguished by fire crews before Georgia Power could enter the area to assess damage and begin repairs. In addition to the fire, responding crews faced hazardous fumes and smoke which had to fully clear prior to beginning restoration work.

As for the airlines, Delta has issued travel waivers to customers flying to, from or through Atlanta. The airline says they canceled approximately 900 mainline and Delta Connection flights and diverted 48 flights to alternate airports Sunday. The anticipate a near-full schedule Monday in Atlanta, though some delays and cancellations can be expected during the early morning hours. Delta's flight schedule is expected to return to normal by Monday afternoon, however, the airline says it has temporarily embargoed travel for unaccompanied minors.

Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference Sunday evening where he stated a Georgia International Convention Center has been mobilized. It can accommodate between 8,000 and 10,000 individuals.

According to Flightware.com, the power outage has caused the following:

Total delays today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 580

Total delays within, into, or out of the United States today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 580

Total cancellations today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 619

Total cancellations within, into, or out of the United States today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 619

As for the weather, a dense fog advisory remains in effect for much of west Georgia and metro Atlanta until 11 a.m.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 36680

Reported Deaths: 1250
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds304154
DeSoto200920
Madison150839
Jones123149
Harrison118316
Rankin113719
Neshoba104577
Forrest104343
Lauderdale97281
Scott83115
Jackson80419
Washington75313
Copiah67516
Leake63520
Lee63022
Grenada6259
Oktibbeha62328
Warren60021
Holmes59841
Lamar5847
Wayne56819
Yazoo5667
Lowndes54917
Leflore53956
Lincoln53835
Pike51120
Lafayette5094
Sunflower5058
Panola4616
Monroe46036
Simpson4533
Covington4505
Bolivar41618
Tate39513
Attala38624
Newton37710
Adams36720
Pontotoc3636
Marion34912
Claiborne31511
Pearl River30832
Chickasaw30219
Winston30211
Marshall2973
Jasper2826
Noxubee2799
Walthall2748
Clay26211
Smith25612
Union25612
Coahoma2356
Clarke22825
Lawrence2162
Yalobusha2089
Tallahatchie1974
Montgomery1863
Kemper18414
Carroll18311
Humphreys17410
Calhoun1705
Hancock15213
Itawamba1478
Tippah14711
Jefferson1373
Webster13511
Prentiss1274
Tunica1263
George1253
Jefferson Davis1254
Greene11610
Alcorn1112
Amite1113
Tishomingo1091
Quitman1011
Wilkinson1019
Perry914
Stone772
Choctaw764
Franklin572
Sharkey480
Benton470
Issaquena111
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 54768

Reported Deaths: 1096
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson7012170
Mobile5061140
Montgomery4599112
Tuscaloosa274353
Madison25359
Marshall205012
Shelby176425
Lee164737
Morgan13975
Baldwin134111
Walker111332
Elmore107622
Etowah106914
Dallas10189
DeKalb10017
Franklin95016
Unassigned77728
Autauga71515
Russell7130
Chambers68530
Cullman6686
Limestone6653
Butler65529
Houston6417
Tallapoosa63069
Lauderdale6006
St. Clair5983
Calhoun5545
Colbert5286
Escambia5128
Lowndes49222
Pike4805
Jackson4422
Coffee4364
Covington43512
Talladega4177
Dale4061
Barbour4022
Bullock37810
Hale36323
Marengo36111
Chilton3452
Blount3311
Clarke3236
Wilcox3158
Marion30914
Winston3095
Sumter29713
Pickens2786
Randolph2759
Monroe2683
Perry2552
Conecuh2388
Bibb2271
Macon2229
Choctaw22012
Greene2009
Henry1573
Washington1529
Lawrence1460
Crenshaw1343
Cherokee1317
Geneva1010
Fayette901
Clay892
Lamar891
Coosa671
Cleburne481
Out of AL00
Tupelo
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 93°
Columbus
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 97°
Oxford
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 90°
Starkville
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 85°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather