Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Recovers After Power Outage Shuts Down Operations

Airport officials say teams have been dispatched to investigate the cause of Wednesday's outage

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An early-morning power outage at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is delaying flights out of Central Texas on Wednesday.

The power outage was reported in the terminal shortly after 4 a.m. and soon after flights at the airport had been stopped. The lights were back on by 8 a.m., but airport officials told passengers that flights would be delayed as they recovered from the outage.

According to KXAN News in Austin, police shut down all entrances to the airport to keep additional people from entering the property while flights were stopped. The closed entrances led to backups on the freeway.

Shortly after 5 a.m., it was reported that 20 flights had been canceled at the airport.

Airport officials said teams have been dispatched to investigate the cause of the outage.

At approximately 5:45 a.m., an announcement was made inside the terminal that said the power should remain out for another hour or so.

The Austin energy power map indicated that the outage at the airport was the only power outage citywide.

As of 6 a.m., some of the lights began to come back on at the airport, almost two hours after the outage began, KXAN reported.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport announced that power had been restored. TSA checkpoints were open once again. However, airport roadways still remained closed.

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