Power Blackout at Las Vegas Convention Center Impacts CES

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The power went out at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday. David Becker Stringer

One convention center employee who asked not to be identified said he has worked at CES for 10 years and had never seen anything like this outage.

An hour or more later the power is still out, and security have been forced to shut the doors of the show preventing people accessing the LVCC and for those inside the show already they are blocking access to the Central Hall.

At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Wednesday, the unthinkable happened: There was a power outage.

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Thousands were evacuated from the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

Swift, from the perspective of someone what was in the Central Hall during the outage, might be a bit of an overstatement.

Regardless of the difficulties that the annual convention seems to be facing this year, companies and tech giants continue to be thrilled with the overall theme, with smart lights and speakers soaring to popularity. "Also get outside on this lovely Las Vegas day and check out Central and South Plaza".

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Initial reports about the power outage began appearing on Twitter around 11:14 a.m. PT, but the lights turned back on sometime around 1:00 p.m. PT.

The robots served a racy but utilitarian function by drawing gawkers to the club, much the way provocatively clad "booth babes" lure CES visitors to wares on the convention floor. The blackout has impacted the convention center's North Hall, as well, leaving only the South Hall fully operational. Some meeting rooms in the South Hall also lost power, but it was restored within minutes.

NV Energy, the region's power supplier, hasn't responded to requests for comments. "We are working with the power company to restore power as soon as possible".

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Of course, there were tweets that still reminded us of how we take things like electricity for granted especially with parts of Puerto Rico still without power and are still suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

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