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Flight canceled in Jackson after Atlanta airport power outage

Flight canceled in Jackson after Atlanta airport power outage

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The first flight out of Jackson headed to Atlanta on Monday morning has been cancelled following a major power outage at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Delta Flight 754 was scheduled to depart Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport at 6:10 a.m. Monday, but has been cancelled. The next flight departing Jackson, headed to Atlanta is scheduled for 7:35 a.m. and is currently on time. 

Emergency lights flashed, ground traffic came to a halt and inbound passengers were stuck on their planes after power was lost at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Sunday.

READ MORE: GA Power: Outage at ATL airport may stem from underground fire; power may return by 12 a.m.

Police announced shortly after 6 p.m. ET that they plan to evacuate the airport - some five hours after the initial power outage.

In addition to all air traffic coming to a halt in Atlanta, the Federal Aviation Administration enacted a ground stop for all flights headed to Atlanta, meaning that they will not be allowed to take off until the stop is lifted.

International flights are being diverted to other airports.

Georgia Power announced at 6:30 p.m. that it expects to have power restored to the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport by midnight Sunday, according to a tweet from the City of Atlanta.

The news release also said the outage may have been caused by a fire in at Georgia Power underground electrical facility.

Hartsfield-Jackson is the busiest airport in the world, serving 150 domestic destinations and 75 international airports in 50 countries. On average, 275,000 passengers pass through the airport each day.

You can track the status of flights in and out of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport here.

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