The premier electronics convention was hit with a power outage Wednesday morning, as the lights went out at CES 2018 at about 11:15 a.m. local time, just as the second day of exhibitions were ramping up.
Booths at the Las Vegas Convention Center went dark for more than an hour after power went out in the center’s South and Central halls. Affected companies in Central hall included Sony, Samsung, Intel, and LG.
BREAKING: Power goes out at CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world. pic.twitter.com/SpClpe8Fjk
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 10, 2018
A CES spokesperson told TheWrap that the organization doesn’t know why the power went out. But the convention’s Twitter feed accentuated the positive, recommending that visitors “get outside on this beautiful Las Vegas day,’ as they work through an “isolated power outage.” Other convention venues, like the Aria Venetian hotels, were unaffected.
While we work through this isolated power outage feel free to visit our exhibitors in South Hall and North Hall. Also get outside on this beautiful Las Vegas day and check out Central and South Plaza. #CES2018
— CES (@CES) January 10, 2018
Las Vegas was hit by heavy rainfall on Tuesday, with streets along The Strip flooded.