Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

Models dressed as mermaids promote a Sublue underwater scooter during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention in Las Vegas

Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

Earlier today, CES 2018 experienced a blackout that lasted about two hours, leaving exhibitors and attendees literally in the dark.

"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flas hover on one of the facility's transformers", according to a statement from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The power failure came after heavy rain a day earlier, which had forced Google to shut one of its booths installed in the convention center's auto park.

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)'s central hall went dark at around 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT).

A robot by Avatarmind sits on display on opening day at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada USA 09 January 2018
Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

While attendees were initially told to wait 15 minutes for lights to turn back on, thousands of guests were evacuated from the hall when the electricity failed to return. Despite this, many have noted that power outage and the weather were not the only problems of CES 2018.

Although South and North Hall appear to have power, there have been reports that the power outages briefly extended to other areas in Vegas, including nearby hotels. "We will continue to restrict access until full power has been restored". Access will be limited until power is fully restored.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas experienced one of the least expected occurrences in the tech convention's history-a power outage. The power outage was caused by heavy rainfall, disrupting one of this year's biggest and most important technology-focused events. Meanwhile, Twitter buzzed with updates from attendee, vendors, and CES officials. "Don't miss a moment with #HUAWEIMATE10Pro and its outstanding lowlight photography camera".

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