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Power outages at McCarran Airport and lead to baggage screening delays

The Las Vegas airport experienced a power outage on the morning of 13 June.

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Travelers through McCarran International Airport were left in the dark at the Las Vegas airport experienced a power outage on the morning of 13 June.

Airport officials confirmed the force had returned at about 9 pm local time, although they said it would “take the time to clear the backlog” with the baggage claim. Another passenger, however, tweeted that the lights are off again.

Light just went back off @LASairport he Her moan of people who are waiting for bags, the queue at the security and ticket booths all jammed now pic.twitter.com/OeVBsoWRoC

— Lesley Marin (@lesleymarin) 13 June 2018

The air hub in the first instance announced of the fault via their official Twitter-account just for 8 hours

7:51 a.m. — We experience a power failure in some areas of the airport at this hour. Checkpoints are open but it’s going slower than normal. More updates to come.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

“We are experiencing power outages in some areas of the airport at this hour. Checkpoints are open but it’s slower than normal,” she posted.

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In the hours since reported failures in Terminal 1 of impact on the TSA screening, public information officer Christine Crews told Fox 5.

Representatives for the McCarran Airport are also an update of the public via Twitter, with the failure to move to the influence of systems on A -, B-and C-Piers, while the D Gates and Terminal 3 are turned on and operational.

“Expect delays as we sort out the situation”, they wrote.

8:24 pm Failure is of influence on systems at Terminal 1, the A -, B-and C Concourses. D Ports and Terminal 3 are turned on and operational. Expect delays as we sort out the situation.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

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According to Fox 5, Nevada Energy is of the opinion that the blackout was caused by an off-site equipment problem. In the meantime, the back-up generators were used until the power returned. Airlines, including Southwest, Spirit Airlines and Alaska continue to adjust the scheduled flights for the day.

Terminal 1 checkpoints remain open, but Ticketing and gate operations are limited or in certain locations. We are working with NV Energy to the situation as quickly as possible.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

.@SouthwestAir, @SpiritAirlines and @Alaska have implemented ground stops for incoming flights to @LASairport. If travel on these carriers, please check directly with them for the status of your flight. We work together with @NVEnergy to solve the problem as soon as possible.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

Various travellers have taken to Twitter to share photos of the fault, and it did not bode well for those hoping to get lucky in Sin City, as a commenter reported that slot machines were also down.

Power outage at McCarran airport in Las Vegas. Even the slots are doing pic.twitter.com/mopOHvK6jB

— john (@spacefoodsticks) 13 June 2018

#BREAKING : power outage at McCarran Airport. Per spokeswoman: Flights are still in & out, but some airlines (@SouthwestAir) choose to divert aircraft, tower works, the delays in the baggage claim & ticketing is slow pic.twitter.com/c1hWum4PLn

— Nia Wong (@NiaWong) 13 June 2018

#vegas #vegas airport #blackout not good pic.twitter.com/lWG2PoK163

— TVIX Wizard (@TurboRhoads) 13 June 2018

Living through a glimpse of the apocalypse. Pwr at McCarran airport. No moving sidewalks, escalators, screens tell me where my bags are and no slots dinging. The Horrrah!! pic.twitter.com/BypIeiqI6i

— Jeff Weber (@JeffWeb70938484) 13 June 2018

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and calm attitude in this difficult morning,” McCarran Airport flies later in the day.

The lights are back on in Terminal 1, but we will still need time before operations resume normally. We appreciate everyone’s patience and calm attitude in this difficult morning.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

As of press time, power was on the way to the airport. Baggage claim had resumed activities and checkpoints were reopened. Airport officials have not been confirmed on Twitter or the power had gone since then.

The lights are back on in Terminal 1, but we will still need time before operations resume normally. We appreciate everyone’s patience and calm attitude in this difficult morning.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

Checkpoints are open during the airport. Some delays will occur as processes catch up of arrears in the baggage claim, at ports and in the check-in Terminal 1. We are working hard to get everything back to normal and appreciate everyone’s patience this morning.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

Baggage claim has resumed activities, but it will be tome to clear the backlog. We thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/9WgErLUI04

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

The power is back on. Airlines will move bags as quickly as they can, but there will be some backlog to clear. We thank you for your patience this morning.

— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) 13 June 2018

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Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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