Power restored at LAX after brief outage disrupts passenger screening, officials say

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A power outage at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday afternoon temporarily halted security screening of passengers, but service was restored after about an hour, officials said. The outage was reported around 2:30 pm, with airport officials saying Most terminals and traffic lights in the terminal area were affected. Although the airfield continued operating normally, LAX officials warned that some departing flights could be delayed because there was no power to operate the jet bridges. LAX’s official Twitter account announced just before 3:10 pm that power was mostly restored and passenger screening was expected to resume in about 15 minutes. Shortly after, airport officials said power was fully restored and operations were back to normal. It was unclear how many flights were impacted, if any. The lack of power also prompted the Transportation Security Administration to halt passenger screening. Travelers were advised to allow extra time to reach their flights. There was no immediate word on what caused the outage. Department of Water and Power crews were on the scene.” Our crews were able to make switches in the field to reroute power to LAX and restore service,” LADWP tweeted. The agency said it is investigating the outage. City News Service contributed to this report. Copyright © 2023 KABC Television, LLC. All rights reserved.

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