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Flights on pause at Austin, TX amid reports of power outage



The Austin–Bergstrom International Airport in Texas lost power Wednesday morning.
Airport officials and Austin Energy representatives said they didn't know the cause of the outage and crews were dispatched to investigate.

They did not have an ETA of when power will be restored.
No flights were departing from the Austin airport or landing. The latest update from the airport said, "Power outage update: Airport roadways are temporarily closed while flights are halted due to the power outage. If you have a flight this morning, the time will change so please check your flight status. Austin Energy technicians are working to restore power. Updates to follow."

Here's an update, things getting back to "normal"
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport lost power before dawn Wednesday morning, leading to canceled flights and frustrated flyers.

But by 7:30 a.m. , the lights started to come back on at the Austin airport’s main terminal, after a two-and-a-half-hour power outage grounded flights during the facility’s busiest time of day.

Internet service also was restored, which means the Transportation Security Administration checkpoints can resume screening passengers.

Passengers wait in the terminal of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport early Wednesday as the city tries to restore power. Flights in and out of the airport were suspended during the outage.
Austin Energy said in an email that underground equipment malfunctioned around 4:30 a.m., leading to the outage. Electricians used fault indicators — devices that light up to indicate a circuit issue — to isolate the cause of the problem.

Crews completed repairs and restored power to the airport around 8 a.m. According to the email, Austin Energy is continuing to evaluate the issue to identify any changes we may need to make in the future.


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