Kentucky flights impacted by outage at world's busiest airport

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (CBS/WKYT) - Officials at the world's busiest airport are working furiously to get things back to normal after a sudden power outage brought it to a standstill Sunday.

According to Georgia Power, a fire in an underground electrical facility caused the outage that essentially shut down Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

More than 1,000 flights were grounded in Atlanta and ripple effects are being felt at airports around the nation.

At Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, three flights to Atlanta are canceled for Monday. One arrival from Atlanta is also canceled.

"I was able to reach out to all family members and give everybody a heads up on what's going on. Not much you can do when the power goes out," said Nickie Wilkinson, a passenger flying to Atlanta out of Blue Grass Airport. "I was here at the airport, waiting on my flight, and was just scanning news and ran across where there was a power outage at Atlanta, and then I came down here to the ticket counter and re-booked first thing this morning."

There are also a number of cancellations at Louisville International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

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