Power outage at Atlanta airport halts flights on busy travel day

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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.

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