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Power outage at Atlanta's international airport causes FAA to suspend outgoing flights

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Update: (AP) - Georgia Power says that it expects power to be restored at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by midnight.
  
In a news release Sunday evening, the utility said the "the issue may have involved a fire which caused extensive damage in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility." The cause of the fire was not known, the statement says, but it impacted underground facilities and substations serving the airport.
  
Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford had said earlier that only the airport had been affected by the outage.
  
All incoming and outgoing flights at the airport have been halted since early Sunday afternoon.
 

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A traveler's nightmare in Atlanta Sunday, home to the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost power shortly after 1 p.m. eastern time.

Officials say they are working to remedy the situation as soon as possible but the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a ground stop on flights into and out of Atlanta. Many flights inbound to Atlanta are being diverted. A ground stop means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport.

Ad of 4 p.m. eastern time, crews are still working to identify the cause of the outage.

NBC reports train service connecting terminals is affected by the outage as is data service and cell phone service in the airport.

There is no estimate from Georgia Power as to when the repairs needed to fix the outage will be complete.

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