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SLC airport currently shut down - Earthquake Damage 3/18/20

SLC airport currently shut down - Earthquake Damage 3/18/20

Old Mar 18, 20, 8:34 am
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SLC airport currently shut down - Earthquake Damage 3/18/20

Salt Lake Airport is currently closed. Apparently there was tower damage among other things and they are assessing everything now. We woke up to 5.7 Earthquake along with several aftershocks. The hits keep coming.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 8:38 am
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Yikes. Hasn't even made the national news on the networks. Hope everyone in SLC is fine. This is just the last thing people need right now.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 8:45 am
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Pipes from the fire system in the older terminal (still in use) broke and are flooding the concourses.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 8:51 am
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:01 am
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:08 am
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:10 am
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I live in downtown Salt Lake, and thankfully, it's a new building, so there's been no damage here. But between the initial quake and the aftershocks, it hasn't been a fun morning.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:11 am
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It woke me up. Very scary. Especially with coronavirus already having me on edge.

The public transit train system is shut down, so the Green Line trains to the airport are also suspended. There are power issues citywide that are affecting TRAX, and they also have to check the tracks for damage.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:54 am
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And yet, Delta hasn't posted on their site that flights out/in of SLC are temporarily not going...

I thought I was just a little "just woke up" dizzy when it hit - then I heard the rumbling...
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:58 am
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What an opportune time. Hope everyone is fine and safe!
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Old Mar 18, 20, 10:10 am
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Does anyone know where the inbound flights already in the air are being diverted to? Provo and Ogden could each handle a few flights each, but I assume that most would have to divert much further away.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 10:12 am
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The airport director is on TV saying they've sent everyone, including employees, home; they sent passengers not from the SLC area somewhere off airport, but didn't say where. They're going to have to check for damage, get employees back, and resweep the secure area before they reopen. The director said it'll be reopen in "hours, not days," but if you have a flight here today, I wouldn't count on it happening. I can believe it'll be reopen by tomorrow.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by amanuensis View Post
Does anyone know where the inbound flights already in the air are being diverted to? Provo and Ogden could each handle a few flights each, but I assume that most would have to divert much further away.
From combing FlightAware, it looks like they're mostly being diverted to ABQ, DEN, and COS, but I've also seen GJT (Grand Junction, CO) and even a CLE-SLC flight that diverted to MSP.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by LoganFlyer View Post
The airport director is on TV saying they've sent everyone, including employees, home; they sent passengers not from the SLC area somewhere off airport, but didn't say where. They're going to have to check for damage, get employees back, and resweep the secure area before they reopen. The director said it'll be reopen in "hours, not days," but if you have a flight here today, I wouldn't count on it happening. I can believe it'll be reopen by tomorrow.
The airport will provide updates here:
https://www.slcairport.com/emergency-alert-page/
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Old Mar 18, 20, 10:32 am
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I believe one of the main reasons for the terminal rebuild was that the current terminal wasn’t up to seismic standards. Hope everything is okay there!
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