LAX Water Main Break: Parking Garage Flooded, Passengers Forced To Use Porta-Potties
A water main break at LAX caused flooding at a parking garage and shut off water service to Terminal 2, forcing people inside to resort to using porta-potties.
There was a water main break reported beneath Parking Structure 2A around 10 a.m., according to City News Service. This initially caused water pressure to drop at a couple different terminals for about an hour, but Terminal 2 remained without water until the early afternoon. That meant that food concessions were only allowed to serve prepackaged food and passengers had to use porta-potties that were brought in.
Emergency crews were brought out to fix the pipe, which is privately owned, the LADWP told the Los Angeles Times.
LAX tweeted out around 1:30 p.m. that water had been restored to Terminal 2 except for airline lounges and that the health department had cleared the concessions in the terminal to sell food normally once again.
Parking Structure 2A is closed to the public, except for people who wanted to pick up their cars. LAX has graciously decided not to charge customers whose cars were in that garage:
Parking Structure 2A closed to public until further notice. Vehicle owners not impacted may claim vehicles in Structure 2A & exit for free— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) November 24, 2014
The flooding and water shut-off did not affect any flights.