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Atlanta: World’s busiest airport, says power back after major flight delays (Photos)

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The world’s busiest airport, in the US city of Atlanta, said early Monday that power had been restored after an outage left passengers in the dark and affected hundreds of flights.

“Power has been restored on all concourses,” the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said on its Twitter account, about 11 hours after first reporting an electrical disruption.

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Giving an idea of how many people were affected, the airport added: “5,000+ meals are being delivered to passengers. Trains will be operational soon.”

It did not indicate how long it might take to clear the backlog of flights but said it was offering affected passengers “free parking until 8:00 am”, or for about eight hours after the lights came back on.

The Georgia Power company, in a statement, said “power had been restored for all essential airport activities including all concourses and flight operations.”

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It described the outage as “very rare” and said preliminary investigation suggested that a fire damaged cables and caused the power disruption.

“No personnel or passengers were in danger at any time,” the company said.

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Snowstorm kills one in North Carolina -US

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A snow storm has swept through the US’s south-eastern states, killing at least one person and leaving 298.000 people with electricity outage.



the authorities has declared state of emergency in North Carolina after the snow storm weigh stronger and the situation has also lead to cancellation of flights across the region.

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Authorities confirmed that one man died after a tree fell on his car. A search is under way for a driver whose vehicle was found in a river.

As a result, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told news agency. the state’s “biggest concern” was not the snow but “ice making roads even more dangerous”.

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The police has disclosed that almost 60 crashes were reported in Virginia, with the number rising to 500 in North Carolina between midnight and 11:00 local time on Sunday.

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The nation weather service lead forecaster Michael Schichtel had predicted the outcome of the storm to be a dangerous system in a tweet.

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Sudan Helicopter mishap leaves Governor, six others dead.

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At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported.



The state’s governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said.

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The officials had been carrying out a security tour of the province.

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It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. State TV earlier reported that a plane, not a helicopter, had crashed. Al-Qadarif state is known for its farmland and agricultural projects.

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