(KTNV) - The lights went out at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show, leaving hundreds of CES attendees in the dark.
CES officials reported the power outage in a Twitter post around 11:30 a.m.
— David Schuman (@david_schuman) January 10, 2018
Power out. CES center hall pic.twitter.com/4FWMcX3lGh
— Robert M. Enger (@RobertMarkEnger) January 10, 2018
— Ty Pendlebury (@typendlebury) January 10, 2018
— Chris Adzima (@cjadzima) January 10, 2018
— IHU Solutions (@IHUsol) January 10, 2018
Despite the power outage, CES officials said that guests were still free to visit the exhibitors in South Hall and North Hall, as well as the Central and South Plaza.
Power was restored by about 1 p.m.
A statement was released on behalf of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Consumer Technology Association and NV Energy. It indicated that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers.