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Philly Airport Re-Establishes Water Pressure Following 24-Inch Water Main Break

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Water pressure has been restored at the Philadelphia International Airport after a 24-inch water main break causes issues on Monday night.

The break happened around 5 p.m. near Island Avenue.

Chopper 3 was over the scene where the break sent thousands of gallons of water under hundreds of cars in one of the airport's economy parking lots.

Delaware resident Donald McNair landed from a trip to Colorado and he was not happy to find out his parking lot was flooded, and the airport bathrooms were totally out of water.

"It's a mess to say that. I don't want to get into the gory details but it is a mess in the bathrooms," McNair said. "I want to get home, I want to get our dog, she was boarded. I want to just got home."

Airport crews brought in sanitizing wipes to hold people over until the water came back on due to the bathroom issue. The airport also provided bottled beverages and packaged food while cooking operations at restaurants were halted.


blongophilly [5:44 PM] Water Main Break Causing Issues At Philadelphia International Airport
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