Power Outage Causes Delays at Oakland International Airport

A power outage at Oakland International Airport Tuesday evening caused delays and cancellations, and operations were just getting back to normal almost a full day later, an airport spokesperson said.

The outage occurred sometime before 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, but generators came on to restore electricity, spokesperson Keonnis Taylor said.

Power was restored to a majority of the airport terminal just after 8 p.m., and staff was working to get the rest of the facility back online, airport officials said.

TSA's security screening, however, did not immediately get back online with the power restoration, causing even further delays. 

The airport released a statement later Tuesday evening:

"Oakland International Airport is investigating a power disruption affecting terminal and flight operations this evening. Security screening was temporarily halted but has resumed.

"Flight arrivals continued during the outage, however, some departures were delayed. Terminal power is nearing full restoration at this time. The Airport is working to determine the cause of the outage and will provide further updates as they become available."

On Wednesday, passengers were still catching up to their luggage. About 1,400 people were affected by the two-hour outage, airport officials said. 

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