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Travelers urged to take AirTrain following water main break impacting traffic entering, leaving JFK

Posted at 8:18 AM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 09:02:04-04

JAMAICA, Queens – A water main break is causing “significant’ traffic issues entering and leaving John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning.

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said Wednesday a major water main break on the outbound Van Wyck Expressway has closed a section of the roadway, forcing all traffic to exit the airport via the JFK Expressway.

“There are significant traffic delays,” Coleman said. “Air passengers are urged to take the JFK AirTrain if traveling to the airport until repairs can be made.”

He says Port Authority crews are on the scene assessing the damage and beginning to fix the roadway.

Additionally, PIX11’s Traffic Center says there are heavy delays reaching the terminals and on the Belt Parkway in the area.

If passengers must drive to the airport, they should allow additional significant travel time to make their flight.

MTA says Q3 buses are running with delays in both directions, due to the water main break.

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