Maine Statehouse Shuts Down Due to ‘Large Scale Water Leak’
If you were driving into Maine's Capital city this morning, you may have noticed several crews responding to the Maine State House, including several trucks from The Augusta Fire Department.
It turns out that what crews were responding to wasn't actually fire-related, but instead water related. Augusta Fire Chief, Dave Groder, told Townsquare Media that crews were on scene of a 'large scale water leak'. City crews were also on hand to assist Capital staff in mitigating the problem.
Additionally, WABI TV 5 is reporting that the State House has closed down and that lawmakers were told they needed to work remotely. A spokesperson for House Speaker, Ryan Fecteau, also told WABI that an email went out informing staff of the situation, but that all committee meetings that were scheduled for today would still happen, just remotely.
At this time there is no word on the status of the leak, where in the building it originated, and how, if any, much damage the leak has caused.
We will continue to follow this story and provide any updates that we receive as the situation continues to unfold.
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