After the leftovers of Tropical Storm Ida shut down the airport and control tower Wednesday night, planes are flying again to and from Newark Liberty International Airport, although flooding has closed part of one terminal and some highways.
Teterboro Airport, on the other hand, remains closed due to flooding and is scheduled to reopen later Thursday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
According to Port Authority officials, 372 flights out of 1,168 scheduled for Thursday had been canceled as of 10 a.m., with United Airlines accounting for the majority of the cancellations. Ida had the most impact on Newark, the Port Authority’s three major airports, officials said.
The lowest level of Newark Airport Terminal B, as well as the roads leading to it, remain closed while airport employees try to reopen them, according to Port Authority authorities. Passengers and traffic are being directed to Terminal B’s higher level. All parking lots are available.
Flights to Newark International were canceled on Wednesday night, and videos posted on social media showed water in luggage rooms and Terminal B’s lower levels. The airport’s parking lots and roads were also blocked due to widespread flash flooding.
According to the National Weather Service, the area was slammed by torrential rain late Wednesday, with 3.24 inches of rain observed at Newark airport between 8 and 9 p.m.
Officials reported the AirTrain is running to all terminals except Terminal C, where buses have replaced the monorail service. Crews are trying to restore service to that section of the system and replace flood-damaged equipment.
Passengers should check the status of their flights with their carriers when there is flight activity. FlightView.com reports arrival and departure flight delays of 15 minutes or less. All of the airport’s concessions are open for business.