Washington airport terminal flooded after water main burst

Around 3pm yesterday afternoon, Washington’s Reagan National airport suffered some substantial damage from a burst water main pipe. Passengers arriving at the airport were greeted by several inches of water in the baggage claim area, and by 6pm, most of the airport had been shut down. As you can see in the video above, the amount of water was so great, that it was pouring out of the side of the building.

At the moment, only US Airways flights are being affected, and passengers flying US Airways out of DCA/Regan National are advised to contact the airline for more information. Only terminal C was flooded – terminals A and B were not impacted, and flights out of those terminals should be departing on time today.

More photos of the flooded terminal have been posted over at “We Love DC” and for more on the status of the C terminal, check the site of the airport operator.