Hard to find a City of Chicago electrician after dark... Try one of the bars in the airport....
Midway Airport was closed to flights this evening due to runway lighting problems, according to the FAA.
It was unknown when flights would resume at the airport, according to the FAA’s website.
Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said an "unknown electrical outage" affected the airfield lights at about 8:30 p.m.
Midway operations are working with the airlines and FAA officials regarding diversions from the airport to other airports, said Pride.
As of about 10:30 p.m. 50 flights have been affected so far, said Pride. She said the outage occurred at the end of the day.
The cause of the outage is being investigated and crews will be working overnight to get the power restored, said Pride. The terminals are not affected, she said.
Pride suggested that people contact the individual airlines for the flight status overnight and into the morning.