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Rep. John Lewis' Statement on Power Outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

December 17, 2017
Press Release

ATLANTA —  “I am grateful to all the police, firefighters, electricians, and airport, airline, and MARTA employees for their efforts to assist stranded passengers.

“I would also like to thank the thousands of passengers who continue to remain calm and patient throughout this unprecedented ordeal.  I know it is not easy, but I ask you to continue to follow the guidance of airport and emergency personnel.

“Once electricity is restored, I look forward to learning more about the cause of the power outage and what safeguards will be implemented to prevent any reoccurrence of this situation.”