Short power outage at airport leads to longer lines

Operations seemed back to normal about one hour after reports of the outage.

KENNER - A short-lived power outage at parts of Armstrong International airport caused some problems for flyers Monday.

The outage was reported by several viewers via social media and seemed to last somewhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

A few viewers sent photos and said that the outage was affecting check-in lines, particularly at the Southwest Airlines line. Some passengers had to wait in line outside. 

One man told Eyewitness News that he and his wife were waiting to board a flight to go on their honeymoon. 

"We are trying to make the flight to our honeymoon to go skiing in Lake Tahoe. It boards right now and we are still outside waiting in this line so I don't think our chances are very good," the man said. 

While the departures list on the airport's web site showed nine flights listed as 'delayed,' there was no immediate way to confirm if those delays were related to the outage or other issues. 

As of Monday at 5 p.m. airport operations seemed to have returned to normal with fewer delays. 

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