Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport went dark Sunday after a power outage. Reports of the outage came in at around 1 p.m. Sunday. Photos and video swirled social media taken from the scene of the world's busiest airport.
Video shows a worker at Atlanta's airport sliding down a stopped escalator on his way to help travelers stranded by power outage that has grounded at least 1,200 flights. https://t.co/6lHp7m5cYk pic.twitter.com/n5KNMwadP8— ABC News (@ABC) December 18, 2017
i have never seen so many people in a room clap all together when lights turned on #ATLANTAairport— Kalee Cross (@kalee_cross) December 18, 2017
Celebrities also found themselves affected by the outage.
We have been on this plane for 16 hours. (10.5 hour flight 5 ish hour runway hold). I think it will only be another hour or so.— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) December 18, 2017
What I did to occupy my time: pic.twitter.com/eLVFlfivow
Imma learn not to book a December gig that requires me to travel through #ATLairport. You’d think I’d learn after 4 burns right?— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) December 17, 2017
What's going on my mom been on the runway for almost two hours in atlanta😫 @ATLairport— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) December 17, 2017
In spite of the frustration, some users had time for jokes because Twitter's always got jokes.
The Atlanta airport being without power for a whole day is the most Atlanta thing since Atlanta Atlanted. #atlairport— Lance Burson (@lanceburson) December 18, 2017
That Atlanta airport outage is how the walking dead started in case ya didn't know #atlairport 😂— WARREN (@warrenxjones) December 18, 2017
The Atlanta airport thing is straight out of Die Hard 2...— DouHawk, Matt (@MDouHawk) December 18, 2017
If the power is out at Atlanta airport, does that mean there is one airport in the nation that is NOT playing CNN? People in Atlanta, it's a win.— YOU must be in MENSA (@aubergine20) December 17, 2017
Total chaos at the airport due to power outage. Delta’s throwing out canceled flights like Oprah! You get a canceled flight and yooou get a canceled flight! 🙄 pic.twitter.com/DBZbAQo1Ps— Kathy C (@TheKathyAC) December 17, 2017
I bet the parking timers at #atlairport are still working just fine......— Tony (@tonythefrawg) December 17, 2017
People has a lot to say when it was announced Chick-Fil-A would be providing meals for stranded travelers.