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Reagan Airport Flooded: Ankle-Deep Water Forces Evacuation From Parts Of D.C. Airport

December 27th, 2009, 04:12 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

WASHINGTON — Officials at Reagan National Airport have evacuated part of a terminal and closed a baggage claim area after a broken pipe caused flooding.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority the flooding Saturday was ankle deep in the terminal C baggage claim area. Spokeswoman Tara Hamilton says a dozen gates in terminal C were also closed.

The gates were mostly for US Airways flights. Airline spokesman Todd Lemacher says US Airways has canceled the remaining flights in and out of the airport, but he doesn’t know how many were affected.

Lemacher says about 400 to 600 people were waiting for departing flights when the flooding started and were rerouted to another terminal.

The problem was located and the water was turned off about two hours later.

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