The Daily

December 19, 2017

Update on the Atlanta Airport Power Outage

There were at least fifty full planes that I could see stuck on the tarmac for five hours or more. While I was grateful not to be stuck out there, I had no power to charge any of my devices. As time passed, rumors began to circulate among the stranded passengers. One of them was that the automatic doors leading out of the airport were stuck and that if we tried to leave for rental cars to reach our destinations we’d be unable to get out of the airport or back into the terminal when the lights came back on. There were thousands in line already.

The Hartsfield/Atlanta Power Outage