Officials warn traveling Oklahomans could be in the dark tonight

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials are warning traveling Oklahomans could be in the dark Saturday.

A four hour power outage is scheduled for certain areas of the WRWA terminal building late tonight into Sunday morning.

The outage will facilitate the installation of new electrical equipment needed for the airport’s new Checked Baggage Inspection System currently under construction.

A planned power outage is scheduled in the overnight hours tonight from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m.

The outage will be specific to certain areas of the terminal building and includes certain gates, ticket counters and baggage carousels.

Airport staff and contractors have worked closely with the airlines and other airport tenants to coordinate the outage so as not to impact airport operations.

Power will be restored at 3 a.m. in time for the early Sunday morning departures.

Safety and security functions will not be impacted.

During the outage, construction crews will begin installing new electrical equipment that will power the entire baggage inspection system.

Due to the limited time-frames during which the electrical equipment can be installed, up to four outages are planned over the next month. Each outage will be coordinated with the airlines and other tenants.


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