Hobby Airport cancels Wednesday flights; IAH also seeing cancellations

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Houston airports slowly opening as winter weather continues
Bush Airport's airfield will open shortly after 8 p.m. and Hobby Airport will open at 4 p.m.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- All flights out of Hobby Airport have been canceled for Wednesday due to a water supply issue, according to airport officials.

According to an update given to Eyewitness News, all flights have been canceled or diverted for the rest of Wednesday.

Crews are working to bring in temporary water storage tanks for essential needs such as flushing toilets. Officials called it an "emergency situation" they are addressing.

Meanwhile, the airfield at George Bush Intercontinental Airport remains open, according to IAH's Twitter account, but weather-related flight cancellations or delays are still happening.

"A City of Houston Boil Water Notice is now in effect which includes Bush Airport," read a tweet posted at 12:13 p.m. on Wednesday. "Please check the current status of your flight before leaving your home."

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