IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Power back after outage at Memphis airport

Power has been restored at the Memphis International Airport.  Flights today at the airport were delayed because of a 14-hour power failure. More than 40 flights were canceled.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Power has been restored at the Memphis International Airport.

Flights today at the airport were delayed because of a 14-hour power failure. More than 40 flights were canceled.

Power was restored a little after noon.

The delays were caused when a switch broke and maintenance workers were unable to restore electrical service right away.

An airport spokeswoman says the terminal then operated on a generator.

She says electricity was taken down last night for planned maintenance. The spokeswoman says when workers tried to restore it early this morning, a part in the main switch gear failed.