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Flights in, out of Montgomery canceled after ATL power outage

Published: Dec. 18, 2017 at 12:57 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2017 at 10:22 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - All Delta Air Lines flights in and out of Montgomery were canceled Sunday night and Monday morning.

"A lot of planes, a lot of pilots, a lot of equipment is malpositioned right now," said Mark Wnuk, Executive Assistant at Montgomery Regional Airport. "Planes that are supposed to be here are still in Atlanta. They may not even have made it into Atlanta, coming in from other destinations last night."

A power outage at Atlanta Airport has created a "nightmare" and has caused nearly 700 flights to be canceled while over 500 more have been delayed. Power is expected to be restored by midnight.

"So it's a lot of coordinating to get planes, pilots, and crews where they should be after an 11-hour stoppage. And that, under the best conditions, takes a better part of a day. During the holiday rush it may take up to two days to get everything back to normal," Wnuk explains why some flights are still delayed or canceled around the country.

"The best source of information is Delta's website," Wnuk says. "Check your flight status frequently, because it's subject to change."

To check the status of an incoming or outgoing flight at the Montgomery Regional Airport, click this link.

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