Things have gone down the drain at Memphis International Airport (MEM) as the passenger terminal is closed and the facility has canceled all passenger flights for at least today.
The terminal is experiencing water pressure issues that have forced the closure.
Ongoing system-wide water pressure issues by Memphis Light, Gas and Water have forced the temporary closure of the Memphis International Airport (MEM) passenger terminal. The airport has experienced low pressure periodically this week, but levels dropped Thursday night to the point that passenger operations were no longer feasible. As a result, the airport is closed to incoming and outgoing passenger flights on Friday, Feb 19. Cargo operations remain unaffected.
The terminal will remain closed until water pressure has been restored to acceptable operational levels. MEM officials continue to discuss potential solutions and alternatives and remain in contact with MLGW on the progress of repairs. The airport requires a significant water supply for restrooms, operations, food and beverage, and the airlines.
The airport says cargo operations are not affected — which is great news for FedEx and its customers, as the shipping company’s air operations are based out of MEM. Rental car facilities remain open.
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