Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Salt Lake City International airport Thursday, April 5, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — A mischievous raccoon caused a power outage in an airport terminal Tuesday evening.

The power went out in Terminal 2 of the Salt Lake City International Airport around 8 p.m. A backup power generator was used to sustain the terminal.

Electricity was fully restored around 9:30 p.m. after Rocky Mountain Power crews responded and discovered that a raccoon "got into (a) power station" in a hospitality area near the airport, an official said on Twitter.

Some food vendors went without power for a while even with the generator allowing the airport's most basic functions to continue.

No flights out of the airport were delayed as a result of the outage.

— Ben Lockhart