Passengers wait for the lights to come back on at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Sunday, December 17, 2017. The Airport is reporting a loss of electricity. The FlightAware site reports the airport is currently holding all. (Photos: Steve Schaefer/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Reports from the scene describe a swirling mass of people trying to get cellphone signals in a darkened airport.
Online, people began posting photos and video they said were taken at the scene.
Are you at Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport? How is the power outage impacting you? If it's safe to do so, tweet us your pictures and videos or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. https://t.co/iT7fG7jIeD
It’s now been FOUR HOURS since we landed and have been sitting on the runway at @ATLairport. Our Pilot just said he was told that it is going to take Six hours to get power back up at the airport however they hope to have people deplaned in the next couple of hours. #ATLAirport
My wife, 3 years old daughter and 6 month old son have been sitting on the tarmac since 2pm. Their plane is out of water and is now passing out Diet Coke. How do we not have a plan to transport those on planes to terminals? #atlairport
Problems like this power outage at the #ATLairport, the I-85 bridge collapse, Snowjam, and countless other incidents continue to make me ponder who is really steering the ship in this fair city. #GetYourActTogether