Ripple effects of Atlanta airport’s power outage being felt at RDU

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A power outage at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday night is still having ripple effects across the United States, including here in the Triangle.

The power outage has had a major impact at Raleigh-Durham International Airport as well — and not just for people flying to Atlanta. Those waiting in line for Delta flights Monday morninghad to wait for more than hour and some missed their flights.

According to RDU’s website, at least two different departing flights are cancelled for this morning. Both of those flights were set to travel to Atlanta.

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Airlines are now bracing for a ripple effect that could continue into one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

Delta said Monday morning that more than 300 of their flights — mostly heading to Atlanta — are cancelled to allow airport to get back to normal.

Delta is allowing travelers flying through Altanta to make a one-time change to their flight plans through Tuesday for no charge.

Officials said the power outage was caused by a fire.

The outage impacted passengers trying to get back to North Carolina as well.

There are still flights scheduled today, but RDU officals are telling travelers flying to Atlanta to check their flight status with their airline before arriving at the airport.

...[READ MORE]   Source: WNCN Durham County News