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'I think 'The Walking Dead' started like this’: Twitter reacts to Atlanta airport shutdown


A power outage was reported at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport around 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Reports from the scene describe a swirling mass of people trying to get cellphone signals in a darkened airport.

Online, people began posting photos and video they said were taken at the scene.

Other people reacted with a skepticism of Atlanta infrastructure, especially this year.

And of course, there were jokes.

For more information, check out the rest of the AJC’s coverage of the power loss.


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