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JFK TRAVELERS URGED TO TAKE AIRTRAIN TO AIRPORT DUE TO CLOSING OF OUTBOUND VAN WYCK EXPRESSWAY CAUSED BY MAJOR WATER MAIN BREAK

Date: Apr 26, 2017
Press Release Number: 74-2017

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.

Air passengers are urged to take JFK AirTrain if traveling to the airport until repairs can be made. Port Authority crews are on the scene assessing the damage and beginning work to fix the roadway. If passengers must drive to the airport, they should allow significant extra travel time to make their flight.

Updates on the situation will be posted regularly on the Port Authority's e-alert system and Twitter @JFKairport.

For further updates and airport travel advisories, please, check http://www.paalerts.com/recent_airportalerts.aspx or call (888) 739-0236. To learn more about the Port Authority, visit panynj.gov.

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