SANTA ANA (AP) — A Southern California airport has canceled all flights after a power outage left all its terminals in the dark.
John Wayne Airport in Orange County diverted all arriving flights and cancelled departing flights after the outage hit at around 7:30 p.m. Friday.READ MORE: Debate Intensifies Over Reopening JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to Auto Traffic
The airport’s emergency power kicked in after about a half-hour but flights still remained grounded.READ MORE: San Jose Congregation Holds Fast Following Racist Easter Zoom-Bombing
The airport was affected by a Southern California Edison power outage that was centered in nearby Irvine and affected more than 28,000 customers. The outage was caused by a fire in an electrical substation.
The utility estimates power will be restored by Saturday morning.MORE NEWS: Hero Police Dog Saves Fresno Officer's Life Despite Being Stabbed 6 Times
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