Gatwick Suffers Power Cut Amid Fog Disruption
Gatwick Airport's south terminal is effectively closed as a power cut in the building compounds earlier flight delays caused by fog.
Passengers expressed frustration via Twitter - with some describing how staff were trying to communicate instructions via loud hailers and whiteboards.
It was not clear what had caused the outage but one report suggested a server room had flooded.
Gatwick said the problem was affecting check-in, baggage and some parts of the departure lounge.
"Staff are currently assisting passengers and we are working to get this resolved," Gatwick tweeted and it apologised for "any inconvenience."
Its statement said: "We advise all passengers scheduled to fly out of the South Terminal today to check the status of the flight with their airline first and check the flight information on our website.
"We are also advising passengers to expect some delays."
The power problem followed earlier delays caused by fog at the West Sussex airport and problems for easyJet passengers at Gatwick, and elsewhere yesterday caused by a Europe-wide failure of the airline's computer system.
Passengers describe their various predicaments in a growing number of tweets.
Ian Graham said: "Just back from Croatia and stuck on plane due to flooding and power cut at Gatwick."
Adrian Simpson said: "You can add rain to the list of things that @Gatwick--Airport can't handle. Stuck in plane with airport flooded and no power. Fun."