Power surges reported at MYR, possibly effecting travel

Myrtle Beach airport officials are investigating power surges that impacted the airport Thursday morning, according to Kirk Lovell with the airport.

Lovell said power surges started after 6 a.m. causing outages.

The power surges impacted computers in the airport, TSA screening equipment and conveyors, the escalators and the eateries and shops throughout the facility.

The airport is now running on backup generators while officials investigate what caused the power surges.

Lovell thought early morning departing flights for Thursday could have been delayed, but says the delays would have already occurred by now.