(02/03/14) - It is not business as usual in Flushing Township. The township's offices are closed Monday because of damage believed to be caused by a pipe that froze and then burst late last week.
"From what I understand, a pipe that goes to the furnace," said Julia Morford, Flushing Township clerk.
"Water was exploding from one wall to another wall and had filled the area of the hall and kitchen and the main offices," said Maryion Lee, Flushing Township treasurer.
A clean-up company has been brought in to dry up the standing water. A close look at the floors and baseboards reveals a lot of damage.
"There are holes drilled in the floors, the baseboards were taken off. Because the water had been absorbed up into the drywall, they needed to have the air circulating so it would dry the walls out," Lee said.
Even though the water is gone, there is still plenty of hard work ahead.
The township's doors were closed so workers can assess the damage and deal with it.
We're pretty well dried out. Now we can start reconstructing and get back to work," Lee said.
"We are taking phone calls, but otherwise, for the public, we are closed," Morford said.
The office is expected to reopen on Tuesday.
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