Power outage causes security delays at T.F. Green

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – The skies may be clear, but travelers are still facing long lines at T.F. Green Airport Wednesday morning.

A power outage at approximately 6 a.m. affected part of the airport, disrupting security equipment.

According to True North Communications President Bill Fischer, the airport’s main circuit breaker tripped, causing sporadic outages in the terminal. One of the affected places was the passenger screening area.

Fischer said operations workers got power fully restored within 30-35 minutes.

Airport employees told Eyewitness News, flight times were adjusted to prevent anyone from missing their flights.

Fischer said the airport does have back-up power generators.

The cause of the circuit breaker trip is still under investigation.