Power surges cause outages at Myrtle Beach International Airport early Thursday

A series of power surges that caused sporadic power outages at the Myrtle Beach International Airport could cause some potential delays in flights, said Kirk Lovell, spokesman.

Power was switched to backup generators to eliminate the surges and restore power to the airport, Lovell said about 7:15 a.m. Thursday. The power surges had occurred since about 6 a.m. Thursday and caused the outages.

It was unclear what caused the surges that resulted in the outages, but crews are investigating the issue, Lovell said. The backup generators will be used to provide continuous power until the issue is resolved.

At 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Lovell said flights were starting to depart, but there was the potential for a few delays for travelers.