Monday, January 08, 2018

JFK airport terminal evacuated after water main breaks and floods baggage claim




A water main broke in a JFK International Airport terminal on Sunday, flooding a baggage claim area, according » to CNN, adding to travelers' misfortunes at the airport this week.

The water main broke about 1:30 p.m. in Terminal 4, which was later evacuated and had to be shutdown to international flights,
according » to the airport and CNN.

A number of videos of water flowing from ceilings, down walls and about three of inches » of water on the ground have since been posted to social media.

A JFK spokesperson told Business Insider that a frozen pipe caused the main to break, and that about three to four inches of water are on the ground.

The flooding has caused further delays and cancellations at JFK as New York City recovers from the " bomb cyclone » " that hit the northeast last Thursday. Thousands of flights were cancelled because of the winter storm, leaving many travellers stranded at the airport for days.

Two planes also collided on JFK's tarmac on Saturday, according » to NBC News 4 New York.

"They got to get their act together," one passenger told NBC.

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