BOSTON (CBS) – A weekend power outage in Atlanta left several people frustrated in Boston Monday morning.

A fire at an underground electrical facility knocked out electricity at the Hartfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

The outage caused a wave of confusion and had a trickle-down effect at airports around the country for anyone flying into Atlanta, which is the world’s busiest airport.

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Luzmia Ligone. (WBZ-TV)

Luzmia Ligone of Lowell is trying to get to Haiti for a funeral Tuesday.

But she can’t get another flight until Thursday and she won’t get to her destination until Friday.

“I think that’s outrageous. That’s four days. I think they can adjust better and figure something out because this is not going to work,” she told WBZ-TV at Logan Airport Monday.

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Long lines at the Delta counter at Logan Airport on Monday morning. (WBZ-TV)

Delta Airlines says they had about 900 cancelations on Sunday and about 300 more Monday. Their customers flying to, from or through Atlanta through Tuesday can make a one-time travel change for free.


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