Thanksgiving Travel Week at BWI Starts with Power Outage

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s the busiest travel week of the year, and BWI’s terminal started things off with a power outage on Monday morning.

The morning started off free and clear at Baltimore-Washington International/Thurgood Marshall Airport. Around 8:50 a.m., TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein was even reporting short lines.

Two hours later, the lights went out. The power outage was reported around 10:40 a.m.  Ten minutes later, airport officials announced that security checkpoints A, B and C were closed.

After a”modified” (read: manual) screening process was implemented during the morning, power was restored just before 9 a.m. But delays are likely to continue into the afternoon.

Flight delays, however, are expected to continue into the afternoon. Hopefully this means they’re getting the snafus out of their system today, before the heavy crowds start on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Check with BWI’s website for flight info.



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