There was more misery for those trying to get through JFK Airport in New York Sunday as a water main break forced the closure of Terminal 4 and took with it 38 gates, majority used for global flights. Video shows streams cascading from a ceiling and people slogging through pools of water. The disruption occurred while the U.S. Northeast continued to endure bone-chilling weather with the NY temperature at 17 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 Celsius).
The head of the agency that runs New York's Kennedy Airport says its days of delays, cancellations and stranded travelers add up to a "completely unacceptable performance".
The Port Authority said the water pipe break appears to be weather related.
New York's other airports, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty, didn't seem to encounter anywhere near the same scale of problems over the weekend, and Senator Chuck Schumer is now calling for a "thorough review" of what went wrong at JFK. The Port Authority said it was deploying additional staff and providing buses to assist travelers.
Making matters worse, a water main burst and flooded a terminal Sunday.