Power knocked out by rain at CES in Las Vegas

Rain causes outage at Consumer Electronics Show
Rain causes outage at Consumer Electronics Show
Posted at 12:04 PM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 18:55:47-05

(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. 

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.