ROMULUS, Mich. (WJBK) - Passengers flying out of Detroit Metro Airport are being urged Monday morning to check with airlines for flight information as operations after a power outage Sunday at the world's busiest airport.
Georgia Power said a fire in an underground electrical facility caused a sudden power outage around 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport . That brought the airport to a standstill and grounded more than a thousand flights, leaving thousands of people stranded.
Power was restored around midnight, but the effects are still trickling down.
Some flights diverted from their Atlanta destination on Sunday to Detroit. One woman we spoke to was on a flight from Tokyo to Atlanta when the captain announced they'd have to land in Detroit instead. She's still waiting for a flight to Atlanta.
One Michigan couple was headed down to Miami to catch a cruise Monday morning, but got rebooked to a later flight that has already been delayed. Now they're not sure if they'll make it.
"We learned from this experience -- go down a day ahead of time," they told us.
Delta Air Lines, with its biggest hub in Atlanta, will be hardest hit. By Sunday evening, Delta had already canceled nearly 900 flights and another 300 Monday, nearly all of them in Atlanta, according to tracking service FlightAware.com.
For those who are in Atlanta, the City of Atlanta says it will provide shuttle service to the George Convention Center for travelers who need a place to stay, and Chick-Fil-A would be provided.
No areas outside of the airport were affected by the outage.