Power outage disrupts operations at LAX

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.

Southwest Airlines canceled all remaining outbound flights due to the outage, LAX officials tweeted. All passengers were advised to visit the Southwest Airlines website for rebooking information.

It was also reported that some traffic signals were out. Emergency lights provided some visibility inside the terminals.

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.

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.

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