ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Cleanup efforts are underway at Lambert St. Louis International Airport after an early morning water main burst that caused some flooding in parts of Concourse C in Terminal 1.
Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebrugge said the incident happened around 6:50 a.m. in the ceiling area above Gate C2. She says the passengers were in the affected area when the problem occurred and they all quickly disembarked.
Hamm-Niebrugge tells us the crew turned off the water minutes later, but there was still about three inches of standing water in the concourse, causing gates C2-C12 to close.
American Airlines was hardest hit.
According to Hamm-Niebrugge, there were some minor delays at times because officials had to reshuffle the gates depending on the standing water. Luckily there were no flight cancellations due to the flooding.
Airport employees will transfer passengers from Gate C2 to C28 or to the part of the concourse that is most convenient for passengers. We were told that in order to board buses, passengers actually have to walk out of the concourse onto the tarmac where they are then taken to other parts of the concourse by bus.
No injuries are reported and Hamm-Niebrugge hopes that the affected parts of Hall C will be reopened by this afternoon. She attributes the broken pipe to the aging infrastructure in an older terminal. Crews will inspect the area of the hall where the flooding took place to ensure there is no residual damage or mold issues.
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