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Outage Briefly Leaves LAX In The Dark

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An outage knocked out power to most of Los Angeles International Airport Monday night.

Outage Knocks Out Power To LAX
Sky2 over an outage which knocked out power to Los Angeles International Airport. Nov. 1, 2021. (CBSLA)

The outage occurred sometime before 7:30 p.m. At one point, all terminals were impacted and running on emergency power. Footage from Sky2 showed a large swath of the airport in darkness.

The outage was short-lived, except for Terminal 6, which had to continue running on backup generators.

"We are assessing a power bump at LAX," the airport tweeted. "While many systems have come back online there may be other impacts as crews respond and restore service."

L.A. Department of Water and Power crews responded and power was fully restored to Terminal 6 a little after 9 p.m.

The cause of the outage is under investigation.

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