LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - Passengers at Los Angeles International Airport were stuck in the dark after a power outage hit some terminals.
The outage happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Power was restored within an hour to terminals 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Officers are on site inside the Central Terminal Area helping direct traffic and additional officers were deployed to help with traffic in the LAX area, officials said.
Passengers on some Southwest planes, located at terminal 1, were unable to get off due to the jet bridges not functioning.
It was also reported that some traffic signals were out. Emergency lights provided some visibility inside the terminals.
LAX UPDATE: We experienced a power distribution earlier this evening. Power is being restored and systems are coming back online. We apologize for the inconvenience. Follow us here for further updates.— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) June 6, 2019
According to a passenger, flights that had already boarded before the power outage are being allowed to take off.
As of 8:14 p.m. LAX officials said power had been restored to most terminals and systems, but power remained disrupted in terminals 1, 7 and 8.
Here’s @flyLAXairport trying to update travelers on the power outage situation: There is no update. #LAX #LAXBlackout there is nothing but safety lighting on inside the terminals. pic.twitter.com/X8xklZxjz0— Alex Brown FOX4 (@AlexBrownFOX4KC) June 6, 2019
Power was restored to Terminal 7 as of 9:35 p.m. One United Airlines flight was canceled, seven were diverted, and 15 other flights were delayed, LAX tweeted.
LAX UPDATE: Terminal 7 power has been restored and systems are coming back online in that terminal. One @united flight was cancelled (Skywest 5510 to SBP), 7 diversions & 15 delayed flights. Call United customer service at 800-864-8331 or see ticket agent for more info. #LAXalert— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) June 6, 2019
Shortly before 9:52 p.m., LAX officials said power was restored to Terminal 8. Eight minutes later, power was restored to Terminal 1.
In all, LAX officials say there were 21 flight cancellations and at least nine flights diverted.
The cause of the outage was not immediately determined, according to airport officials.
CNS contributed to this report