Power outage at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport leads to delays

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Power outage over at Austin airport, but headaches remain
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Travelers were left in the dark for at least two hours in Barbara Jordan Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Power was restored to a terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and all roadways have reopened after an outage brought operations to a halt on Wednesday morning.

Flights were also allowed to take off again, according to the airport's10:30 a.m. update on Twitter, but delays were still expected.

The airport first flagged the outage in the Barbara Jordan Terminal shortly before 5 a.m., explaining that all power lines near the airport are underground and there was no estimated time of restoration.

Power was restored just before 8 a.m. and things were once again up and running at TSA checkpoints and ticket counters after videos shared on social media showed travelers stuck inside the airport in the dark.

The airport shut down roadways leading to the airport, which led to traffic backups on a nearby freeway. Austin police asked people to stay in their vehicles until the roadways reopened.

Travelers were urged to continue to check their flight status throughout the day.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.