CLEVELAND—Cleveland Hopkins International Airport experienced a ripple effect of delays and cancellations Sunday night. It stems from a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The Atlanta airport posted social media information regarding the details Sunday afternoon.
Many travelers in Cleveland were affected. Several were planning to leave town on Sunday for the upcoming holidays.
“We got up to get on board and we waited and we found out the flight was being canceled, to a power outage,” said Ruby Daniels, whose flight was cancelled.
Passengers had to reschedule flights or find a place to stay Sunday night.
“I’ve never been through this much trouble to get back to Atlanta,” Diamonique Bryant said.
”I was supposed to be leaving today going for the holidays and being there the first of the year, so it’s a week delay right now but what can you do,” Luevounia Browner explained to Fox 8.
“Basically I’m going to be sitting here all night and then all day tomorrow,” Daniels said.
The cause of the power outage in Atlanta still under investigation but Georgia Power suspects a fire at an underground electrical facility may be to blame, and it affected substations serving the airport.
You can click here to check the status of flights arriving and departing Cleveland.