Terminal 4 of John F. Kennedy Airport has been evacuated Sunday due to a massive water break during an already chaotic scene as many passengers remained stranded from canceled or delayed flights from Thursday’s “bomb cyclone” snowstorm.
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- UPDATE 23:47 UTC International arrivals has reopened and is resuming operations.
- UPDATE 21:15 UTC International arrivals to Terminal 4 have been suspended but departures are not impacted.
- UPDATE 20:40 UTC Swiss # and Delta # & # are diverting to Boston, both airlines operate international flights from Terminal 4
The water leak flooded a baggage holding area in Terminal 4.
Travelers had complained about delays and baggage problems even before the leak occurred.
Water main break adds insult to injury at weather-plagued #JFK airport. Cascades of water flooded customs hall in Terminal 4. Customs closed, planeloads of people stuck on flights that already landed. Other flights diverted elsewhere. #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/I5CUDEBPZ4
— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) January 7, 2018