Flights canceled, delayed in Charlotte after Atlanta airport power outage

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Many flights that were departing to and arriving in Atlanta Sunday were either canceled or delayed at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport due to a power outage at the Atlanta airport.

According to the Associated Press, a power outage caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the airport to a standstill Sunday about 1 p.m. Authorities said the power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused flights in Atlanta to be suspended.

Many airlines were affected by the power outage, including Delta who tweeted a message to passengers.

Delta tweeted just after 12:30 a.m. Monday morning that their flight schedule in Atlanta is "expected to return to normal by Monday afternoon."

The power outage also affected a concert in Charlotte. The band All Time Low was scheduled to perform a Christmas show Sunday night at The Fillmore Charlotte.

The show had to be canceled because the band was stuck in the airport in Atlanta.

Airports across the country have been affected by the power outage, as Hartsfield-Jackson is the world's busiest airport.

The power at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was restored by Monday morning, but " the travel woes will linger for days," according to the AP. The AP reported that thousands of people were stranded and more than 1,000 flights were grounded during the incident.

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