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Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 3:05 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:50 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12 a.m.:
Atlanta city officials said power has been fully restored at the airport.
UPDATE @ 11:42 p.m.:
Power has been restored to some of the Atlanta airport, including concourses A, B, F and T, according to city officials.
UPDATE @ 10:51 p.m.:
Delta has announced plans to cancel approximately 300 flights Monday due to Sunday’s power outage at the Atlanta airport, the company said in a statement.
The airline is urging customers to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for the status of their flight.
The company said the cancellations are designed, in part, to allow the operation to best reset Monday.
UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m.
About six hours after a power failure began at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, officials said a fire likely caused the outage.
Mayor Kasim Reed has tweeted: Power at Concourse F is back on. If you are in another concourse, please remain there. We have an additional update on when full power will be restored from.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
But while a fire caused extensive damage to an underground electrical facility, the cause is still not confirmed, officials with Georgia Power told The AJC.
UPDATE @ 6:53 p.m.
Georgia Power said it expects to have electricity restored by midnight to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
It’s not clear how flyers will be able to get to their destinations on Monday.
UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.
Five hours after a power outage began at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the scene was the same: a swirling mass of people in an aimless pattern trying to get cellphone signals in a darkening airport.
All flights were canceled and baggage was being held in a secure area for future pickup at the airport, Rick Crotts, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor who was stuck on a plane for hours, said.
Delta Air Lines, which has its headquarters at the airport, said more than 450 flights were canceled, which affected flyers in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus.
Canceled flights at the Dayton International Airport included Delta Air Lines Flight 2337, supposed to leave at 6:33 p.m. and Delta Flight 1161, scheduled to depart at 2:18 p.m. for Atlanta, as well as Delta Flight 2337 from Atlanta to Dayton, scheduled to arrive at 5:53 p.m. according to the airport’s Flight Tracker.
At the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, three flights headed to Atlanta were canceled, including Delta Flights 758 and Southwest Flight 2363, both leaving at 5:15 p.m.; and Delta Flight 1646 that was scheduled to leave at 7:25 p.m. Delta Flight 1645 from Atlanta, scheduled to arrive in Columbus at 8:36 p.m., was canceled.
Three Delta flights to or from Atlanta were canceled at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Southwest Airlines reported about 70 Atlanta departures were canceled, the Associated Press reported.
In Georgia, five hours after the airport power outage began, Atlanta police arrived to help.
“We are aware of the situation and are assisting with crowd control and helping to manage traffic around the airport,” police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender told the AJC.
In Atlanta, passengers sat stranded in parked planes on the tarmac as officials offered few updates and no insight into the cause of the outage.
UPDATE @ 4:15 p.m.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced the FAA has ordered all flights grounded that were headed to Atlanta. Some flights are being diverted.
Updated information on the ATL power outage. pic.twitter.com/yu0MMsRqZE— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) December 17, 2017
ATL is directing passengers to follow their airlines’ social media channels for flight information.
Delta flights at the Dayton International Airport to and from Atlanta are delayed because of a power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The airport is holding all inbound flights until at least 4 p.m. and departure delays are averaging nearly an hour and a half, according to FlightAware.
Two Dayton flights to Atlanta are delayed and one inbound flight from Atlanta is delayed. Click here to track flights.
There also are three flights to Atlanta that are delayed at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
In Columbus, four arrivals from Atlanta are delayed. Also, three departures to Atlanta are delayed and one is canceled.
1/2 The #FAA has put in a ground stop for flights headed to @ATLairport due to a power outage affecting the airport terminals. The FAA Tower can operate normally, however, departures are delayed because airport equipment in the terminals is not working.— The FAA (@FAANews) December 17, 2017
Flyers should check the official FAA website for air traffic control updates.
Rick Crotts, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor aboard a flight that had arrived at the airport around the time of the power failure, is among passengers still waiting aboard their flights to reach a gate.
Crotts' flight has been waiting for more than an hour, and the pilot reported that several planes are positioned before them for passengers to disembark.
Crotts said his Delta Air Lines pilot told passengers a construction crew cut a power line, causing the outage, but an airport spokesman, Andy Gobeil, said officials still weren’t sure.
“We have not determined what caused it,” Gobeil said. Atlanta fire officials and others are “trying to determine how long it will take to get everything up and running.”
Georgia Power officials confirmed they are aware of the problem, but didn’t have additional information.
Flyers have reported chaotic conditions at the airport since the power failure.
Inside the airport at Concourse D, Olivia Dorfman told The AJC by phone she was about to board a flight home to Indiana when the power went out.
“Maybe 10 minutes later a buzzer went off in the background — that has been going on for over an hour and every so often bright lights flash in the ceiling,” Dorfman said.
Near the D9A gate, she said smoke filled the area and at different times airport workers tried to herd passengers toward the smoky area and away from it.
“This has been very bizarre,” she said. “No one seems to know what they’re doing.”
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:43 PM
— This year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration landed on a Saturday, but for many the revelry, and police incident reports, started on Friday.
The most significant incident reported from Saturday started around 4 p.m. on Lowes Street.
Police responded to the report of a large crowd that had gathered in the street in the University of Dayton student neighborhood. Bottles, rocks and firecrackers were reportedly thrown at officers, which forced them to retreat.
Additional officers from UD and Dayton police departments were called. By 6:30 p.m., police dressed in riot gear cleared the streets and ordered students to go inside their homes.
The university reported that no one was arrested during the police action.
The party started, and for some, ended early Saturday morning.
--- At 2:37 a.m., Dayton officers responded to a home on Illinois Avenue because of a stabbing complaint, according to the police incident report. A person had been stabbed with a knife and an investigation by officers determined the stabbing occurred about 30 minutes earlier at Carmichael’s Pub, 3011 Wayne Ave., according to the report. No further details were immediately available, including the severity of the injuries and whether any suspects have been identified or arrested.
--- A woman, Alecia Swain, 38, was arrested for allegedly causing a disturbance at 3:30 a.m. at a home in the 300 block of Kenilworth Avenue, according to a Dayton police report.
--- Police said a man called 9-1-1 to report his neighbor, identified as the suspect, was intoxicated and causing a disturbance at his home. The caller told the dispatcher he was going to shoot the woman if police didn’t get there soon. Police responded and arrested Swain on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, according to the report.
A domestic violence incident was reported at 1 a.m. at The Fieldhouse, 1126 Brown St.
A 33-year-old male from Dayton was listed as the complainant. No arrest was reported and no further information was released.
--- Jamaad Gardner, 28, was arrested around 11:35 p.m. Friday near Newcom’s Tavern, 418 E. Fifth St., according to a Dayton police report.
Police said Gardner was kicked out of the bar for causing a disturbance and once outside, he allegedly struck one of the bar’s security guards in the face, breaking his ear piece.
Gardner allegedly resisted officers during his arrest, according to the report. He remained an inmate at the Montgomery County Jail Sunday.
--- At 8:30 p.m. Friday, an assault was reported at Blind Bob’s Café, 430 E. Fifth St., according to the police report.
Workers there told officers the victim, a 40-year-old man, was standing outside when he was “sucker punched” by another male who then ran away, according to the police report. Police said the victim was lying on the ground and bleeding when officers arrived. The victim was highly intoxicated and apparently did not realize he’d been struck, according to the report.
--- A 29-year-old man from Illinois reported that someone stole his Samsung 8 Plus from his back pocket while he was inside Ned Peppers, 419 E. Fifth St., according to a Dayton police report.
The incident happened around 1:13 a.m. Friday, but the victim didn’t realize he was missing his phone until he called police at 8:22 a.m., according to the report.
The victim told police he was able to track his phone from the bar on East Fifth to the Dayton Towers apartments, according to the report.
Police said no search was conducted because there are multiple apartment units, according to the report.
--- At 6:04 a.m. Friday, police responded to a rollover crash at Home Avenue and College Street.
A black 2018 Cadillac XTS had struck a black 2011 Ford Fusion that was parked, according to the Dayton police report.
The driver of the Cadillac, identified as 38-year-old Devon Lamar Hayes, had apparently crawled out of the broken passenger’s side window and was lying on the ground next to the overturned vehicle, according to the report.
Police said the driver smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, glassy eyes; and officers found a three-quarter-full bottle of Courvoisier was found inside the vehicle.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 11:41 AM
— Mostly sunny skies are expected today, which will be a nice day with highs in the lower to middle 50s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Tonight: A few more clouds are expected overnight as temperatures drop into the lower 30s.
Monday: Clouds will increase through the day with highs in the lower to middle 50s. The chance for rain returns in the evening, and with temperatures falling past sunset, a few wet flakes may mix in as well.
Tuesday: A few lingering snow showers or a wintry mix will be possible early. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 40s.
Wednesday: The chance for any snow looks small, but can’t be ruled out. It’ll be a cold day with highs in the upper 30s.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 10:37 AM
West Alexandria — An 18-year-old female suffered minor injuries after her vehicle overturned and caught fire in West Alexandria Sunday morning.
Crews were requested to the scene at 7 a.m. on OH-503 just south of Enterprise Road.
The driver, who was unfamiliar with the roadway, drove off the right side of the road and struck an embankment before overturning, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Dendler.
The vehicle was a total loss, Dendler said.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 9:32 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 9:12 a.m.:
The vehicle that drove into an unattached garage has fled the scene.
The homeowner said the vehicle jumped a curb and drove straight through the garage at an angle. The vehicle then went through a fence and struck a neighbors car in their driveway, according to the homeowner.
Neighbors said speeding in the area is a problem.
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Crews have responded to a call of a vehicle into an unattached garage in Dayton Sunday morning.
The incident occurred around 8:20 a.m. in the 1800 block of Brownell Road.