LAX affected by 2 power outages; flight operations back to normal

Darkness inside Los Angeles International Airport after a power outage on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.

All operations at Los Angeles International Airport were back to normal Sunday night after two power outages impacted part of the airport.

According to LAX Public Relations Director Nancy Suey Castles, two "momentary" power outages occurred at about 7 p.m. and impacted all facilities in the Central Terminal area, as well as some surrounding areas.

The airport was also experiencing heavy traffic after the disruption affected several traffic lights.

Castles said there were no flight cancellations reported due to the outage, but some departure flights were delayed by 30 minutes to one hour.

It also took about one hour for all computers, security equipment, and conveyances to be rebooted and brought back to normal operation in the Central Terminal, Castles said.

As of 9 p.m., baggage handling systems in terminals 3,5 and 6, as well as the Tom Bradley International Terminal, were partially operating. All traffic lights except the one at the entrance to the airport at Century and Sepulveda boulevards were operating, as well as all parking structures, Castles said.

The air traffic control tower was fully functional and all other flight operations were back to normal.

L.A. Department of Water and Power crews were investigating the cause of the outages.

Travelers at LAX tweeted photos of the darkened airport.
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