Broward County

Fort Lauderdale airport reopens part of concourse after water leak causes flooding

In a file photo, JetBlue and Spirit airline planes taxi toward a terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
In a file photo, JetBlue and Spirit airline planes taxi toward a terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Miami Herald File

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reopened part of a concourse late Tuesday morning after a water leak caused flooding to affect four of the airport gates, officials said.

The water leak, which was reported around 10:15 a.m., initially shut down a security checkpoint in Terminal 4 before authorities shut down the portion of Concourse G, said Allan Siegel, the Broward County Aviation Department’s community outreach coordinator.

The gates were reopened early Tuesday afternoon, though the checkpoint area remained closed, the airport said in a tweet.

The four gates affected are mostly used by Spirit Airlines, though Siegel said he could not confirm other airlines were using those gates Tuesday. Siegel added that the airport had already alerted its airlines, and was notifying passengers through social media as airport maintenance workers finished repairing the leak.

It was not immediately clear how long repairs would take, Siegel said. The cause of the leak was also not yet known, he added.

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