SLC airport reopens after 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wasatch Front

Local News

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – UPDATE: Salt Lake City Airport officials announced staff had completed a security sweep of the airport and it was preparing to allow passengers through at 1:15 p.m.

The water line in Concourse D was repaired and the remaining facilities have been found to be structurally safe. Flights will begin arriving and departing, officials said.


UPDATE 11:30 a.m: Airport facilities are structurally sound. Most of the damage is cosmetic. General aviation and cargo aircraft will be allowed to arrive and depart. No word on when people will be allowed to enter the building.


SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4 News) The Salt Lake City International Airport “not operational” after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the Wasatch Front Wednesday morning.

Salt Lake City airport officials confirmed the FAA tower, terminals, and concourses were evacuated.

The road to the airport was immediately closed after the quake, but it has since reopened, so passengers can be picked up. 

Utah Emergency Management officials reported it was the largest earthquake in the state since 1992.

The only major damage reported at the airport was in concourse D, where a water main break was reported. The other damage was all cosmetic, officials said.

LATEST POSTS:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.