By Alex Bridges -- firstname.lastname@example.org
A ruptured water pipe drenched parts of the Warren County Government Center early Thursday evening, prompting clean-up efforts to continue into Friday.
In spite of hundreds of gallons of water saturating much of the building, nearly all departments opened and closed on time Friday, according to Deputy County Administrator Robert Childress.
Fans and dehumidifiers set up throughout the building will help dry out the wet carpet. Servpro worked Thursday night into Friday and efforts likely will continue through the weekend, according to Childress.
Flooding began at approximately 5 p.m. as staff began to leave the building, Childress said in a report.
The line serving toilets in the women's bathroom ruptured, sending approximately 60 gallons of water per minute onto the floor. Water flowed for about 30-45 minutes, saturated carpeting and left up to an inch in some areas, Childress said.
Town staff arrived at about 5:30 p.m. to shut off the water. County staff, custodians and other employees moved furniture, computers, stock and supplies to aid in the clean up. Childress said it did not appear the flooding damaged any computers or other equipment.