2018 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show stymied by blackout, heavy rain and flooding
One day after the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show saw some exhibits close because of rain, a blackout has plagued the expo center and has run for an hour, and counting.
Wednesday's blackout hit the center at approximately 11:50 Pacific time. The show's official Twitter account calls it an "isolated power outage" at the center.
More recently, Nevada Power reported to the group, saying that the outage has been addressed, and they are in the process of restoring power.
We've been informed by Nevada Power that the outage has been addressed and they are in the process of restoring power. We will continue to restrict access until full power has been restored. Thank you for your continued patience. We encourage you to visit other open show areasCES (@CES) January 10, 2018
On Tuesday, heavy rains forced the closure of some exhibits outside the hall. Most notably, the Google exhibit was shuttered for most of the day because of the rain and flooding.
At 1:10 p.m. Pacific time, the lights in the convention center started to come back on. However, many of the attendees had been scooped up by buses from other venues around the city not directly related to the expo.