Power Outage Causes Diversion of Inbound Flights to John Wayne Airport

A sign on freeway 55 announces that there are no outgoing flights at John Wayne Airport September 11, 2001 in Santa Ana, California in response to terrorist air attacks on New York and Washington, DC. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

SANTA ANA (CNS) - All flights to John Wayne Airport were diverted tonight due to a power outage.

The outage was reported just after 7 p.m. at the airport in an unincorporated area of Orange County surrounded by Irvine, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa off the San Diego (405) Freeway.

The airport tweeted at 7:25 p.m. that ``there is currently a full ground stop. Any inbound flight to JWA will be diverted. Guests who are picking up passengers are advised to call the airline for more information.''

Southern California Edison indicated on its web site that 24,803 customers in Irvine were affected by the outage and that crews had not begun to determine the cause and make repairs. There was no estimated time of restoration.

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