Power Restored to Traffic Lights at LAX

Outage reportedly lasted more than one hour

A power outage at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday night briefly left some areas dark and caused traffic to come to a crawl.

A surge in the line hit the airport at 7:50 p.m., knocking out power, said Marshall Lowe of Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates the airport.

The outage lasted about 90 minutes, affecting traffic signals, parking garages, some elevators and escalators.

Airport police said flight operations were not affected by the outages.

The down traffic signals created traffic congestion as motorists were stuck outside the terminals unable to move.

Some elevators and escalators were also affected.

Police officers had to direct traffic where stop lights lost power.

LAPD was investigating the cause of the power outage.

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