: News

Filed Under:

Power Restored To National Airport

Play associated audio
A power outage at Reagan National Airport Monday caused delays, long lines, and several cancellations.
Patrick Madden
A power outage at Reagan National Airport Monday caused delays, long lines, and several cancellations.

By Patrick Madden

Here in Terminal C, the lights are back on, and the x-ray machines are once again working. And in the distance, planes taking off every thirty or so seconds.

But that's little comfort to some travelers here, like Vicky Laura.

"Got up to the checkin [counter],' they couldn't find my ticket," says Laura. "And then they found out the flight was canceled," she says. "They didn't say why."

What happened, according to Tara Hamilton with the airport's authority, is that there was a failure at an electrical substation, triggering a giant circuit breaker.

"So for about an hour we lost power to our ticket counters, to the security screening check points and the baggage belts," says Hamilton.

The cause of the failure is still unknown.

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.