Nearly 11 hours after a power outage paralyzed the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International got its electricity back late Sunday night.
The lights flickered on shortly before midnight, after an exhausting day for travelers, that had left thousands stranded in dark terminals and on planes sitting on the tarmac. A ground stop in Atlanta disrupted air travel across the United States and led to cancellations of more than 1,000 flights in and out of the airport.
Shortly after power came back, some passengers lined up at security screening, hoping to beat the crowds as the TSA checkpoints were scheduled to re-open at 3:30 a.m. The airport could see a logjam of passengers, delays and cancellations Monday.