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Electricity fully restored at Atlanta airport, impact felt at TLH

Electricity fully restored at Atlanta airport
Electricity fully restored at Atlanta airport
Posted at 12:48 AM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 23:15:04-05

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (all times local):

12:30 a.m.

Officials say power has been fully restored at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The airport announced on its Twitter page minutes after its midnight deadline, "Power has been restored on all concourses. 5,000+ meals are being delivered to passengers. Trains will be operational soon."

The world's busiest airport lost power earlier in the day, halting all incoming and outgoing flights and leaving thousands stranded.

Georgia Power had said in a statement that a fire caused extensive damage in an underground electrical facility, impacting substations serving the airport. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Two flights to Atlanta from Tallahassee International Airport, one scheduled to depart at 5:40 a.m. and another at 7:00 a.m. are canceled for Monday. A third flight previously scheduled to depart at 1:20 p.m. Sunday has been delayed until 6:30 a.m. Monday.