Flood Adds To JFK Woes

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There was more misery for those trying to get through JFK Airport in New York Sunday as a water main break forced the closure of Terminal 4 and took with it 38 gates, most of them used for international flights. Water poured into public areas and service areas, including a baggage handling area. It’s not clear how many flights have been affected but the departure board is a sea of red and yellow cancellations and delays. “Due to a water main break at #JFK Terminal 4 there are flight delays. Please check with your airline prior to coming to the airport,” the airport tweeted just before noon.

The flooded terminal was the culmination of three days of weather-related delays that included a ramp collision to further complicate the mess that started with a blizzard on Thursday. Some respondents to the water main tweet said they’d been stranded for three days and are looking at another three days before they get out. A YouTuber named Tony's-24/7 Eyes spent 24 hours chronicling the challenges of passengers and staff and he had plenty to work with.

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