Airport blackout strands EIU basketball team

Local News

ATLANTA, Ga. (WCIA) — Sunday’s power outage at Atlanta International Airport is affecting people in Central Illinois.

The Eastern Illinois University men’s basketball team was supposed to fly out of Atlanta Sunday after Saturday’s game against South Alabama.

Their flight was canceled so they had to stay in Mobile for an extra night. They rebooked to fly out of a different airport Monday morning, then that flight was delayed as well.

Tuesday’s game at Eastern is still on. They’ll play Western Illinois at Lantz Arena, at 7:30 pm.

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